ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

Dr. Vaughan’s research focuses on hospital epidemiology and infection prevention and control, with a particular interest in healthcare-associated infections and quality improvement initiatives to protect patients, visitors and staff. She currently serves as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, working within the Department of Infection Prevention and Control, as well as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Vaughan received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and her MPH from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Vaughan joined the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2018.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Practice Improvement for Standardized Evaluation and Management of Acute Tracheitis in Mechanically Ventilated Children. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Jan-Feb; 6(1):e368. View abstract
  2. Central venous catheter bundle adherence: Kamishibai card (K-card) rounding for central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Sep; 41(9):1058-1063. View abstract
  3. Mucosal Barrier Injury Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: What is the Impact of Standard Prevention Bundles? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 11; 38(11):1385-1387. View abstract
  4. Trends in zygomycosis in children. Mycoses. 2012 Jul; 55(4):352-6. View abstract