Victoria J. Fraser, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine
- Chair, Department of Medicine
- BA: William Woods College, Fulton, MO (1978)
- Medical Degree: University Of Missouri, Columbia, MO (1983)
- Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (1986)
- Chief Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (1987)
- Fellowship, Infectious Disease: Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1991)
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Disease
My research is based on the broad area of healthcare epidemiology, including the study of nosocomial infections, specifically surgical site infections, blood stream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia. We study risk factors, outcomes and costs of these infections as well as how to prevent them. We use hospital-based information systems and informatics to do electronic surveillance. We are studying the epidemiology of medical errors, adverse events and outcomes. We have developed new reporting systems for medical errors and adverse events and we are studying the risk factors and outcomes of medical errors, adverse events and healthcare delivery in order to develop strategies to prevent these events and improve outcomes.
We are also using large administrative databases and claims data to study the changing epidemiology of infectious and multi-drug resistant organisms. These data allow development of risk prediction models, analysis of geographic variation, outcomes and costs.
I also supervise a number of clinical research training programs to foster curriculum development in comparative effectiveness and health services research, outcomes measurement, methods and career development.