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Lindsay Visnovsky

Lindsay Visnovsky, PhD, MS

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Internal Medicine

Divisions: Epidemiology

Academic Office Information

Education History

Research Fellow University of Maryland, Baltimore
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Graduate Training University of Iowa
Washington State University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Chang NC, Leecaster M, Fridkin S, Dube W, Katz M, Polgreen P, Roghmann MC, Khader K, Li L, Dumyati G, Tsay R, Lynfield R, Mahoehney JP, Nadle J, Hutson J, Pierce R, Zhang A, Wilson C, Haroldsen C, Mulvey D, Reddy SC, Stone ND, Slayton RB, Thompson ND, Stratford K, Samore M, Visnovsky LD (2023). Assessing pathogen transmission opportunities: Variation in nursing home staff-resident interactions. J Am Med Dir Assoc.
  2. Mulvey D, Mayer J, Visnovsky L, Samore M, Drews F (2019). Frequent and unexpected deviations from personal protective equipment guidelines increase contamination risks. Am J Infect Control, 47(9), 1146-7.
  3. Visnovsky LD, Zhang Y, Leecaster M, Safdar N, Barko L, Haroldsen C, Mulvey D, Nevers M, Shaughnessy C, Stratford K, Drews F, Samore M, Mayer J (2019). Effectiveness of a multisite personal protective equipment (PPE)-free zone intervention in acute care. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 40(7), 761-66.
  4. Drews FA, Visnovsky LC, Mayer J (2019). Human Factors Engineering Contributions to Infection Prevention and Control. Hum Factors, 61, 18720819833214.
  5. Mayer J, Slager S, Taber P, Visnovsky L, Weir C (2018). Forming a successful public health collaborative: A qualitative study.LID - S0196-6553(18)31029-0 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.10.015 [doi]. Am J Infect Control, 47(6), 628-632.
  6. Thom KA, Heil EL, Croft LD, Duffy A, Morgan DJ, Johantgen M (2016). Advancing interprofessional patient safety education for medical, nursing, and pharmacy learners during clinical rotations. J Interprof Care, 30(6), 819-822.
  7. Morgan DJ, Croft LD, Deloney V, Popovich KJ, Crnich C, Srinivasan A, Fishman NO, Bryant K, Cosgrove SE, Leekha S (2016). Choosing Wisely in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 37(7), 755-60.
  8. Croft LD, Harris AD, Pineles L, Langenberg P, Shardell M, Fink JC, Simoni-Wastila L, Morgan DJ (2015). The Effect of Universal Glove and Gown Use on Adverse Events in Intensive Care Unit Patients. Clin Infect Dis, 61(4), 545-53.
  9. Croft LD, Pottinger JM, Chiang HY, Ziebold CS, Weinstein SL, Herwaldt LA (2015). Risk factors for surgical site infections after pediatric spine operations. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 40(2), E112-9.


  1. Khader K, Thomas A, Stevens V, Visnovsky L, Nevers M, Toth D, Keegan LT, Jones M, Rubin M, Samore MH (2021). Association Between Contact Precautions and Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Veterans Affairs Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open (4(3), pp. e210971). United States.
  2. Tanner WD, Leecaster MK, Zhang Y, Stratford KM, Mayer J, Visnovsky LD, Alhmidi H, Cadnum JL, Jencson AL, Koganti S, Bennett CP, Donskey CJ, Noble-Wang J, Reddy SC, Rose LJ, Watson L, Ide E, Wipperfurth T, Safdar N, Arasim M, Macke C, Roman P, Krein SL, Loc-Carrillo C, Samore MH (2020). Environmental Contamination of Contact Precaution and Non-Contact Precaution Patient Rooms in Six Acute Care Facilities. Clin Infect Dis (72(Suppl 1), pp. S8-S16). United States.
  3. Khader K, Thomas A, Huskins WC, Stevens V, Keegan LT, Visnovsky L, Samore MH (2020). Effectiveness of Contact Precautions to Prevent Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Intensive Care Units. Clin Infect Dis (72(Suppl 1), pp. S42-S49). United States.

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