Lindsay Visnovsky, PhD, MS


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Epidemiology

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow University of Maryland, Baltimore
Genomic, Epidemiology, and Clinical Outcomes
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Maryland, Baltimore
Graduate Training University of Iowa
Undergraduate Washington State University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Drews FA, Visnovsky LC, Mayer J (2019). Human Factors Engineering Contributions to Infection Prevention and Control. Hum Factors, 18720819833214.
  4. 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]. (Epub ahead of print) Am J Infect Control.
  5. 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.
  6. Mackowiak PA, Parker D, Croft LD (2017). The Case for Medical History in Physicians' Education: A Survey of What Physicians and Physicians-in-Training Think. Am J Med, 130(4), 494-497.
  7. Albrecht JS, Croft L, Morgan DJ, Roghmann MC (2017). Perceptions of Gown and Glove Use to Prevent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission in Nursing Homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 18(2), 158-161.
  8. 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.
  9. Croft LD, Liquori ME, Ladd J, Day HR, Pineles L, Lamos EM, Mehrotra P, Perencevich EN, Harris AD, Morgan DJ (2016). Frequency of Adverse Events Before, During, and After Hospital Admission. South Med J, 109(10), 631-635.
  10. Krouss M, Croft L, Morgan DJ (2016). Physician Understanding and Ability to Communicate Harms and Benefits of Common Medical Treatments. JAMA Intern Med, 176(10), 1565-1567.
  11. Krouss M, Alshaikh J, Croft L, Morgan DJ (2016). Improving Incident Reporting Among Physician Trainees. (Epub ahead of print) J Patient Saf.
  12. 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.
  13. Croft L, Ladd J, Doll M, Morgan DJ (2016). Inappropriate Antibiotic Use and Gastric Acid Suppression Preceding Clostridium difficile Infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 37(4), 494-5.
  14. Croft LD, Liquori M, Ladd J, Day H, Pineles L, Lamos E, Arnold R, Mehrotra P, Fink JC, Langenberg P, Simoni-Wastila L, Perencevich E, Harris AD, Morgan DJ (2015). The Effect of Contact Precautions on Frequency of Hospital Adverse Events. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(11), 1268-74.
  15. Morgan DJ, Leekha S, Croft L, Burnham CA, Johnson JK, Pineles L, Harris AD, Dubberke ER (2015). The Importance of Colonization with Clostridium difficile on Infection and Transmission. Curr Infect Dis Rep, 17(9), 499.
  16. 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.
  17. Morgan DJ, Braun B, Milstone AM, Anderson D, Lautenbach E, Safdar N, Drees M, Meddings J, Linkin DR, Croft LD, Pineles L, Diekema DJ, Harris AD (2015). Lessons learned from hospital Ebola preparation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(6), 627-31.
  18. Croft LD, Pottinger JM, Chiang HY, Ziebold CS, Weinstein SL, Herwaldt LA (2015). Risk factors for surgical site infections after pediatric spine operations. Spine, 40(2), E112-9.
  19. Croft L, Sorkin J, Gallicchio L (2014). Marital status and optimism score among breast cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer, 22(11), 3027-34.
  20. Roghmann MC, Longinaker N, Croft L, Johnson JK, Lydecker AD, Stine OC (2014). Molecular epidemiology of Staphyloccocus aureus colonization in the Old Order of Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. Epidemiol Infect, 142(8), 1722-6.
  21. Arnold R, Rock C, Croft L, Gilliam BL, Morgan DJ (2014). Factors associated with treatment failure in vertebral osteomyelitis requiring spinal instrumentation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 58(2), 880-4.
  22. Mehrotra P, Croft L, Day HR, Perencevich EN, Pineles L, Harris AD, Weingart SN, Morgan DJ (2013). Effects of contact precautions on patient perception of care and satisfaction: a prospective cohort study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 34(10), 1087-93.


  1. Arnold R, Rock C, Croft L, Gilliam BL, Morgan DJ (2014). Reply to "therapeutic outcomes of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis requiring spinal instrumentation". [Letter to the editor]. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 58(11), 7022.


  1. Lindsay Visnovsky Jeanmarie Mayer (2019). The ICHE Podcast, Episode 7, Volume 39, Issue 7 [Podcast]. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Journal.