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Daniel J. Morgan, M.D., M.S.
Daniel J. Morgan, M.D., M.S.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD

Research Interests: Adverse Events, Clinical Decision, Geriatrics, Implementation Science, Infectious Disease

Dr. Daniel Morgan’s research explores two general lines or work. He studies pragmatic issues related to the control of infectious diseases in the hospital and patient safety, including the best use of patient isolation, automated methods for hand hygiene compliance, prevention of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Other expertise includes multidrug-resistant bacteria, the importance of the environment on transmission of bacteria, multicenter infection prevention studies and antimicrobial stewardship. Recently he began studying clinical issues related to the overuse of medical care. He is currently working with the Lown Institute on a Research Agenda for overuse and conducting studies on factors that lead clinicians to overuse medical care toward the goal of reducing the patient harm that occurs from overuse. Dr. Morgan mentors residents, MD and PhD students, has advised the Department of Veterans Affairs appeals board, the Maryland Attorney General’s office, medicolegal cases and multiple hospitals. He lectures internationally and directs the Research Network for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).


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