Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc

Adjunct Instructor, Medicine

Westyn Branch-Elliman

Biography

I am a physician investigator who focuses on optimizing healthcare resource utilization and expanding infection prevention programs beyond traditional boundaries. My research projects include epidemiologic and economic evaluations of postpartum breast infections, comparative and cost-effectiveness evaluations of preventions designed to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and development of novel electronic tools for improved HAI detection. The majority of my time is dedicated to clinical research. I also see patients and teach medical students, residents and infectious diseases fellows. In my previous role as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the Eastern Colorado VA Healthcare System, I dedicated significant effort to administrative responsibilities, including healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard Medical School, MMS/MMSc
  • University of California, Berkeley, BA

Publications

  • Published on 12/2/2021

    Wu JT, La J, Branch-Elliman W, Huhmann LB, Han SS, Parmigiani G, Tuck DP, Brophy MT, Do NV, Lin AY, Munshi NC, Fillmore NR. Association of COVID-19 Vaccination With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Patients With Cancer: A US Nationwide Veterans Affairs Study. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Dec 02. PMID: 34854921.

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  • Published on 11/16/2021

    van den Berg P, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E, Branch-Elliman W. Effectiveness of 3 Versus 6 ft of Physical Distancing for Controlling Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Primary and Secondary Students and Staff: A Retrospective, Statewide Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 11 16; 73(10):1871-1878. PMID: 33704422.

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  • Published on 10/27/2021

    Ertem Z, Schechter-Perkins EM, Oster E, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Chaiyakunapruk N, Wilson FA, Perencevich E, Pettey WBP, Branch-Elliman W, Nelson RE. The impact of school opening model on SARS-CoV-2 community incidence and mortality. Nat Med. 2021 12; 27(12):2120-2126. PMID: 34707317.

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  • Published on 9/15/2021

    Branch-Elliman W, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E. Reply to Authors. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 15; 73(6):e1405-e1407. PMID: 33895805.

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  • Published on 9/14/2021

    Monach PA, Branch-Elliman W. Reconsidering 'minimal risk' to expand the repertoire of trials with waiver of informed consent for research. BMJ Open. 2021 09 14; 11(9):e048534. PMID: 34521663.

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  • Published on 8/19/2021

    Monach PA, Branch-Elliman W. Aspirin Dosing in Cardiovascular Disease. N Engl J Med. 2021 Aug 19; 385(8):764. PMID: 34407351.

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  • Published on 8/19/2021

    Earle W, Bonegio RGB, Smith DB, Branch-Elliman W. Plazomicin for the treatment of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella bacteraemia in a patient with underlying chronic kidney disease and acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Aug 19; 14(8). PMID: 34413038.

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  • Published on 7/15/2021

    Ertem Z, Schechter-Perkins E, Oster E, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Chaiyakunapruk N, Wilson F, Perenchevich E, Pettey W, Branch-Elliman W, Nelson R. The Impact of School Opening Model on SARS-CoV-2 Community Incidence and Mortality: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Res Sq. 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 34282412.

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  • Published on 6/26/2021

    Woods P, Flynn M, Monach P, Visnaw K, Schiller S, Holmberg E, Leatherman S, Ferguson R, Branch-Elliman W. Implementation of documented and written informed consent for clinical trials of communicable diseases: Lessons learned, barriers, solutions, future directions identified during the conduct of a COVID-19 clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Sep; 23:100804. PMID: 34222708.

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  • Published on 5/14/2021

    Branch-Elliman W, Jack RS, Schechter-Perkins EM, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Oster E, Nelson R. Reply to Author. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 14. PMID: 33988221.

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