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Email kcarrol7@jhmi.edu
Phone (410) 955-5077

Karen C. Carroll, M.D.

Director, Division of Medical Microbiology
Primary Appointment in Pathology; Secondary Appointment in Medicine

My research interests include diagnostic test evaluation and development for the detection of microbial pathogens in clinical specimens. Recent projects have included: 1) evaluation of molecular strain typing techniques for epidemiological analysis; 2) use of 16SrDNA-sequencing for identification of non-tuberculous Mycobacteria; 3) epidemiology, diagnosis and pathogenesis of community acquired Staphylococcus aureus; 4) evaluation of new diagnostic instruments.

Riedel S, Neoh KM, Eisinger SW, Dam LM, Tekle T, Carroll KC. 2014. Comparison of commercial antimicrobial susceptibility test methods for testing of Staphylococcus aureus and enterococci against vancomycin, daptomycin, and linezolid. J Clin Microbiol 52:2216-22.

Suwantarat N, Carroll KC, Tekle T, Ross T, Maragakis LL, Cosgrove, Milstone AM. 2014. High prevalence of reduced chlorhexidine susceptibility in organisms causing central line-associated bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 35:1183-86.

Salimnia H, Fairfax M, Lephart P, Morgan M, Gilbreath J, Butler-Wu S, Templeton K, Hamilton F, Wu F, Buckner R, Fuller D, Davis T, Abdelhamed A, Jacobs M, Miller A, Pfrommer B, and Carroll KC. 2014. An International, Prospective, Multi-Center Evaluation of the Combination of the AdvanDx Staphylococcus QuickFISH BC with the mecA XpressFISH for the Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Positive Blood Culture. J Clin Microbiol 52:3928.

Suwantarat N, Roberts A, R Prestridge A, Seeley R, Speser S, Harmon C, Zhang C, Henciak S, Stamper PD, Ross T, Carroll KC. 2014. Comparison of five chromogenic media for the recovery of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) from fecal samples. J Clin Microbiol 52:4039-42.

Farley JE, Hayat MJ, Sacamano PL, Howard T, Carroll K. 2015. Prevalence and Risk Factors for MRSA in an HIV-positive Cohort. Amer J Infect Control 43:329-35.


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