Vanessa Stevens, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Epidemiology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Academic Office Information

  • 801-582-1565-Ext.1906
  • VA - Building #2
    Division of Epidemiology
    500 S Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Undergraduate University of Rochester College of Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Jasper AS, Musuuza JS, Tischendorf JS, Stevens VW, Gamage SD, Osman F, Safdar N (2020). Are Fluoroquinolones or Macrolides Better for Treating Legionella Pneumonia? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
  2. Jones BE, Ying J, Stevens V, Haroldsen C, He T, Nevers M, Christensen MA, Nelson RE, Stoddard GJ, Sauer BC, Yarbrough PM, Jones MM, Goetz MB, Greene T, Samore MH (2020). Empirical Anti-MRSA vs Standard Antibiotic Therapy and Risk of 30-Day Mortality in Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia. (Epub ahead of print) JAMA Intern Med.
  3. Rhoads JLW, Willson TM, Sutton JD, Spivak ES, Samore MH, Stevens VW (2020). Epidemiology, disposition and treatment of ambulatory Veterans with skin and soft tissue infections. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
  4. Stevens VW, Shoemaker HE, Jones MM, Jones BE, Nelson RE, Khader K, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2020). Validation of the SHEA/IDSA severity criteria to predict poor outcomes among inpatients and outpatients with Clostridioides difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1-7.
  5. Stevens VW, Khader K, Echevarria K, Nelson RE, Zhang Y, Jones M, Timbrook TT, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2019). Use of oral vancomycin for Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI) and the risk of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE). (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
  6. Khader K, Thomas A, Jones M, Toth D, Stevens V, Samore MH, CDC Modeling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Program MInD-Healthcare (2019). Variation and trends in transmission dynamics of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in veterans affairs hospitals and nursing homes. Epidemics, 28, 100347.
  7. Stevens VW, Stenehjem DD, Patterson OV, Kamauu AWC, Yim YM, Morlock RJ, DuVall SL (2018). Characterization and survival of patients with metastatic basal cell carcinoma in the Department of Veterans Affairs: a retrospective electronic health record review. Arch Dermatol Res, 310(6), 505-513.
  8. Stenehjem DD, Au T, Sainski AM, Bauer H, Brown K, Lancaster J, Stevens V, Brixner DI (2018). Impact of a genetic counseling requirement prior to genetic testing. BMC Health Serv Res, 18(1), 165.
  9. Cheng Y, Nickman NA, Jamjian C, Stevens V, Zhang Y, Sauer B, LaFleur J (2018). Predicting poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy among treatment-naïve veterans infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Medicine (Baltimore), 97(2), e9495.
  10. Cheng Y, Sauer B, Zhang Y, Nickman NA, Jamjian C, Stevens V, LaFleur J (2018). Adherence and virologic outcomes among treatment-naïve veteran patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. Medicine (Baltimore), 97(2), e9430.
  11. Nelson RE, Deka R, Khader K, Stevens VW, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA (2017). Dynamic transmission models for economic analysis applied to health care-associated infections: A review of the literature. Am J Infect Control, 45(12), 1382-1387.
  12. Brown KA, Daneman N, Jones M, Nechodom K, Stevens V, Adler FR, Goetz MB, Mayer J, Samore M (2017). The Drivers of Acute and Long-term Care Clostridium difficile Infection Rates: A Retrospective Multilevel Cohort Study of 251 Facilities. Clin Infect Dis, 65(8), 1282-1288.
  13. Khadem T, Stevens V, Holt K, Hoffmann C, Dumyati G, Brown J (2017). Risk factors for carbapenem-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Case-control study. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis, 89(2), 146-150.
  14. Nelson RE, Slayton RB, Stevens VW, Jones MM, Khader K, Rubin MA, Jernigan JA, Samore MH (2017). Attributable Mortality of Healthcare-Associated Infections Due to Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 38(7), 848-856.
  15. Stevens VW, Nelson RE, Schwab-Daugherty EM, Khader K, Jones MM, Brown KA, Greene T, Croft LD, Neuhauser M, Glassman P, Goetz MB, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2017). Comparative Effectiveness of Vancomycin and Metronidazole for the Prevention of Recurrence and Death in Patients With Clostridium difficile Infection. JAMA Intern Med, 177(4), 546-553.
  16. Brown KA, Jones M, Daneman N, Adler FR, Stevens V, Nechodom KE, Goetz MB, Samore MH, Mayer J (2016). Importation, Antibiotics, and Clostridium difficile Infection in Veteran Long-Term Care: A Multilevel Case-Control Study. Ann Intern Med, 164(12), 787-94.
  17. Schwab EM, Wilkes J, Korgenski K, Hersh AL, Pavia AT, Stevens VW (2016). Risk Factors for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Pediatric Inpatients. Hospital Pediatrics, 6(6), 339-44.
  18. Nelson RE, Stevens VW, Khader K, Jones M, Samore MH, Evans ME, Douglas Scott R 2nd, Slayton RB, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EL, Rubin MA (2016). Economic Analysis of Veterans Affairs Initiative to Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections. Am J Prev Med, 50(5 Suppl 1), S58-S65.
  19. Brown KA, Daneman N, Stevens VW, Zhang Y, Greene TH, Samore MH, Arora P (2016). Integrating Time-Varying and Ecological Exposures into Multivariate Analyses of Hospital-Acquired Infection Risk Factors: A Review and Demonstration. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 37(4), 411-9.
  20. Nelson RE, Jones M, Leecaster M, Samore MH, Ray W, Huttner A, Huttner B, Khader K, Stevens VW, Gerding D, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA (2016). An Economic Analysis of Strategies to Control Clostridium Difficile Transmission and Infection Using an Agent-Based Simulation Model. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0152248.
  21. Unni SK, Schauerhamer MB, Deka R, Tyczynski JE, Fernandes AW, Stevens V, Brixner DI, Stenehjem DD (2016). BRCA testing, treatment patterns and survival in platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer - an observational cohort study. J Ovarian Res, 9, 18.
  22. Stevens VW, Thurm C, Schwab EM, Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Shah SS, Newland JG, Courter J, Parker S, Brogan TV, Hersh AL (2016). Use of Concomitant Antibiotics During Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Pediatric Inpatients: An Observational Cohort Study. Infect Dis Ther, 5(1), 45-51.