Priya Prasad, PhD, MPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Priya A. Prasad, PhD, is a researcher in the Division of Hospital Medicine whose work focuses on improving the quality of patient care. Her interest lies in leveraging the electronic medical record to provide efficient feedback and evaluation of quality improvement interventions. Prior to joining DHM and during her PhD studies, Priya was the primary analyst and statistician on a Center for Health Quality and Innovation grant (PI: Nathaniel Gleason), coordinating and analyzing comprehensive clinical and administrative data for all ambulatory care patients at the five UC Health campuses over a 5 year study period. She has been an invited lecturer at the Population Health Division of the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program and has served as a UCSF Medical School small group leader in the Evidence Based Medicine curriculum. Before beginning her studies at UCSF, Priya served as a Clinical Epidemiology Research Associate at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where her interests were in antibiotic stewardship, infection control, and hospital-acquired infections in pediatrics.

Awards and Honors

2017   Top Peer Reviewer, Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2017
2016   Top Peer Reviewer, Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2016
2016   Mount Zion Campus-based Educational Travel Awards, Mount Zion Health Fund, 2016
2015   Graduate Student Travel Award, UCSF Graduate Division, 2015
2014   Quality & Safety Innovation Challenge, UCSF, 2014
2013   Pediatric Oncology Student Training Program Fellowship, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, 2013

Recent Articles (43)

Gonzales R, Moriates C, Lau C, Valencia V, Imershein S, Rajkomar A, Prasad P, Boscardin C, Grady D, Johnston S. Caring Wisely: A Program to Support Frontline Clinicians and Staff in Improving Healthcare Delivery and Reducing Costs. J Hosp Med. 2017 Aug; 12(8):662-667.

Prasad PA, Shea ER, Shiboski S, Sullivan MC, Gonzales R, Shimabukuro D. Relationship Between a Sepsis Intervention Bundle and In-Hospital Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of Real-World Data. Anesth Analg. 2017 08; 125(2):507-513.

Gleason N, Prasad PA, Ackerman S, Ho C, Monacelli J, Wang M, Collado D, Gonzales R. Adoption and impact of an eConsult system in a fee-for-service setting. Healthc (Amst). 2017 Mar; 5(1-2):40-45.

Prasad PA, Wong-McLoughlin J, Patel S, Coffin SE, Zaoutis TE, Perlman J, DeLaMora P, Alba L, Ferng YH, Saiman L. Surgical site infections in a longitudinal cohort of neonatal intensive care unit patients. J Perinatol. 2016 Apr; 36(4):300-5.

Lee S, Prasad P, Lin M, Garritson S, Nichols A, Liu C. Ertapenem Prophylaxis Associated With an Increased Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection Among Surgical Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 36(11):1351-4.

Fisher BT, Vendetti N, Bryan M, Prasad PA, Russell Localio A, Damianos A, Coffin SE, Bell LM, Walsh TJ, Gross R, Zaoutis TE. Central Venous Catheter Retention and Mortality in Children With Candidemia: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Dec; 5(4):403-408.

Fisher BT, Ross RK, Roilides E, Palazzi DL, Abzug MJ, Hoffman JA, Berman DM, Prasad PA, Localio AR, Steinbach WJ, Vogiatzi L, Dutta A, Zaoutis TE. Failure to Validate a Multivariable Clinical Prediction Model to Identify Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patients at High Risk for Candidemia. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Dec; 5(4):458-461.

Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Fiks AG, Localio AR, Bell LM, Keren R, Zaoutis TE. Durability of benefits of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention after discontinuation of audit and feedback. JAMA. 2014 Dec 17; 312(23):2569-70.

Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Russell Localio A, Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Bell LM, Wasserman RC, Keren R, Zaoutis TE. Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing Across a Pediatric Primary Care Network. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Dec; 4(4):297-304.

Fierro JL, Prasad PA, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Wasserman RC, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS. Variability in the diagnosis and treatment of group a streptococcal pharyngitis by primary care pediatricians. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Oct; 35 Suppl 3:S79-85.

Mistry RD, Fischer JB, Prasad PA, Coffin SE, Alpern ER. Severe complications in influenza-like illnesses. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):e684-90.

Fischer JB, Prasad PA, Coffin SE, Alpern ER, Mistry RD. Canadian Acute Respiratory Illness and Flu Scale (CARIFS) for clinical detection of influenza in children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Oct; 53(12):1174-80.

Ferng YH, Clock SA, Wong-Mcloughlin J, DeLaMora PA, Perlman JM, Gray KS, Paul DA, Prasad PA, Zaoutis TE, Alba LR, Whittier S, Larson EL, Saiman L. Multicenter Study of Hand Carriage of Potential Pathogens by Neonatal ICU Healthcare Personnel. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Sep; 4(3):276-9.

Fisher BT, Ross RK, Localio AR, Prasad PA, Zaoutis TE. Decreasing rates of invasive candidiasis in pediatric hospitals across the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jan; 58(1):74-7.

Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Fiks AG, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Bell LM, Wasserman RC, Keren R, Zaoutis TE. Effect of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention on broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Jun 12; 309(22):2345-52.

Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Localio AR, Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Bell LM, Wasserman RC, Rubin DM, Keren R, Zaoutis TE. Racial differences in antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr; 131(4):677-84.

Fierro JL, Prasad PA, Fisher BT, Gerber JS, Coffin SE, Walsh TJ, Zaoutis TE. Ocular manifestations of candidemia in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jan; 32(1):84-6.

Prasad PA, Fisher BT, Coffin SE, Walsh TJ, McGowan KL, Gross R, Zaoutis TE. Pediatric Risk Factors for Candidemia Secondary to Candida glabrata and Candida krusei Species. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Sep; 2(3):263-6.

Newland JG, Stach LM, De Lurgio SA, Hedican E, Yu D, Herigon JC, Prasad PA, Jackson MA, Myers AL, Zaoutis TE. Impact of a Prospective-Audit-With-Feedback Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Children's Hospital. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2012 Sep; 1(3):179-86.

Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Adler AL, Bass JA, Newland JG, Shah KM, Zerr DM, Feng R, Coffin SE, Zaoutis TE. Variation in Antibiotic Use for Children Hospitalized With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Exacerbation: A Multicenter Validation Study. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2012 Dec; 1(4):306-13.

Dotis J, Prasad PA, Zaoutis T, Roilides E. Epidemiology, risk factors and outcome of Candida parapsilosis bloodstream infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Jun; 31(6):557-60.

Syridou G, Mavrikou M, Amanatidou V, Spyridis N, Prasad P, Papaventsis D, Kanavaki S, Zaoutis T, Tsolia MN. Trends in the epidemiology of childhood tuberculosis in Greece. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Jun; 16(6):749-55.

Nolan SM, Prasad P, Fiks AG, Zaoutis T, Tenhave TR, Coffin SE. Effect of rotavirus vaccine on reducing acute gastroenteritis in a large outpatient pediatric network. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Mar; 166(3):232-9.

Kim J, Shaklee JF, Smathers S, Prasad P, Asti L, Zoltanski J, Dul M, Nerandzic M, Coffin SE, Toltzis P, Zaoutis T. Risk factors and outcomes associated with severe clostridium difficile infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Feb; 31(2):134-8.

Prasad PA, Vaughan AM, Zaoutis TE. Trends in zygomycosis in children. Mycoses. 2012 Jul; 55(4):352-6.

Feemster KA, Prasad P, Smith MJ, Feudtner C, Caplan A, Offit P, Coffin SE. Employee designation and health care worker support of an influenza vaccine mandate at a large pediatric tertiary care hospital. Vaccine. 2011 Feb 17; 29(9):1762-9.

Joshi NS, Fisher BT, Prasad PA, Zaoutis TE. Epidemiology of cryptococcal infection in hospitalized children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Dec; 29(12):e91-5.

Gerber JS, Newland JG, Coffin SE, Hall M, Thurm C, Prasad PA, Feudtner C, Zaoutis TE. Variability in antibiotic use at children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6):1067-73.

Patel SJ, Rosen E, Zaoutis T, Prasad P, Saiman L. Neonatologists' perceptions of antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in neonatal intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Dec; 31(12):1298-300.

Zaoutis TE, Prasad PA, Localio AR, Coffin SE, Bell LM, Walsh TJ, Gross R. Risk factors and predictors for candidemia in pediatric intensive care unit patients: implications for prevention. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Sep 01; 51(5):e38-45.

Prasad PA, Dominguez TE, Zaoutis TE, Shah SS, Teszner E, Gaynor J, Tabbutt S, Coffin SE. Risk factors for catheter-associated bloodstream infections in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Sep; 29(9):812-5.

Haas EJ, Zaoutis TE, Prasad P, Li M, Coffin SE. Risk Factors and Outcomes for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Bloodstream Infection in Children. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Aug 31.

Owusu-Ofori A, Jennings R, Burgess J, Prasad PA, Acheampong F, Coffin SE. Assessing hand hygiene resources and practices at a large african teaching hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Aug; 31(8):802-8.

Fisher BT, Chiller TM, Prasad PA, Beveridge M, Walsh TJ, Zaoutis TE. Hospitalizations for coccidioidomycosis at forty-one children's hospitals in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Mar; 29(3):243-7.

Patel SJ, Oshodi A, Prasad P, Delamora P, Larson E, Zaoutis T, Paul DA, Saiman L. Antibiotic use in neonatal intensive care units and adherence with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 Step Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Dec; 28(12):1047-51.

Nolan SM, Gerber JS, Zaoutis T, Prasad P, Rettig S, Gross K, McGowan KL, Reilly AF, Coffin SE. Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus colonization among pediatric oncology patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 30(4):338-45.

Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Hu B, Fishman NO, Tolomeo P, Prasad P, Bilker WB, Zaoutis TE. Surveillance cultures for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: diagnostic yield of anatomic sites and comparison of provider- and patient-collected samples. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 30(4):380-2.

Kim J, Smathers SA, Prasad P, Leckerman KH, Coffin S, Zaoutis T. Epidemiological features of Clostridium difficile-associated disease among inpatients at children's hospitals in the United States, 2001-2006. Pediatrics. 2008 Dec; 122(6):1266-70.

Prasad PA, Coffin SE, Leckerman KH, Walsh TJ, Zaoutis TE. Pediatric antifungal utilization: new drugs, new trends. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Dec; 27(12):1083-8.

Burgos A, Zaoutis TE, Dvorak CC, Hoffman JA, Knapp KM, Nania JJ, Prasad P, Steinbach WJ. Pediatric invasive aspergillosis: a multicenter retrospective analysis of 139 contemporary cases. Pediatrics. 2008 May; 121(5):e1286-94.

Metjian TA, Prasad PA, Kogon A, Coffin SE, Zaoutis TE. Evaluation of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a pediatric teaching hospital. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Feb; 27(2):106-11.

Buckley J, Coffin SE, Lautenbach E, Prasad P, Chu J, Goyal M, Zaoutis TE. Outcome of Escherichia coli and/or Klebsiella bloodstream infection in children with central venous catheters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Nov; 28(11):1308-10.

Zaoutis TE, Roilides E, Chiou CC, Buchanan WL, Knudsen TA, Sarkisova TA, Schaufele RL, Sein M, Sein T, Prasad PA, Chu JH, Walsh TJ. Zygomycosis in children: a systematic review and analysis of reported cases. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Aug; 26(8):723-7.