Academic Interests

Dr. David focuses his research on the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the health care setting and in the community. He has studied MRSA and its control in a variety of settings including jails, gymnasiums, rural Alaska, and health care facilities. He is interested in the role of fomites in the transmission of MRSA, risk factors for asymptomatic colonization with MRSA, the molecular epidemiology of community-associated MRSA, the prevention of MRSA transmission from person to person, and genetic factors underlying the fitness of MRSA strains. In addition, Dr. David studies the history of infectious diseases, with a focus on tuberculosis and the history of infectious diseases in Russia.

Clinical Interests

General infectious diseases ,treatment and prevention of infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),tuberculosis,HIV/AIDS

Representative Publications

  1. David MZ, Crawford SE, Boyle-Vavra S, Hostetler MA, Kim DC, Daum RS. Contrasting pediatric and adult methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006;12(4):631-7.
  2. David MZ, Glikman D, Crawford SE, Jie Peng J, King KJ, Hostetler MA, Boyle-Vavra S, Daum RS. What is community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus? Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2008;197(9):1235-43.
  3. Glikman D, Siegel JD, David MZ, Okoro NM, Boyle-Vavra S, Dowell ML, Daum RS. Complex molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from children with cystic fibrosis in an era of epidemic community-associated MRSA. Chest. 2008;133(6):1381-7.
  4. David MZ, Rudolph KM, Hennessey TB, Boyle-Vavra S, Daum RS. Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in rural southwest Alaska. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2008;14(11):1693-9.
  5. David MZ, Mennella C, Mansour M, Daum RS. Predominance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pathogens causing skin and soft tissue infections in a large urban jail: Risk factors and recurrence rates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2008;46(10):3222-7.

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