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Allison H. Bartlett

InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPediatrics-Infectious Diseases
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Allison H. Bartlett, MD, MS, FAAP, is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and attended Princeton University with a major in molecular biology and a minor in Latin American Studies, graduating with Highest Honors in 1998. She graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 2002 and completed her training in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in 2005 and 2008, respectively. After three years on the faculty at Texas Children’s, she was recruited in 2011 to the University of Chicago Medical Center to join the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases as well as the Infection Control and Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.

    First and foremost, Dr. Bartlett is an astute and caring clinician who strives to provide patient- and family-centered, evidence-based, high-value care to all her patients. She is a role model for trainees and colleagues of the value of interprofessional collaboration and communication.

    In addition to her clinical and teaching responsibilities, she has several administrative roles. As the Associate Medical Director of Infection Control, she is the primary content expert for pediatric issues, and also participates in medical center-wide initiatives regardless of patient population. She created, developed and grew the pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship program. In 2018, she handed over leadership of the pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program to Dr. Madan Kumar, and serves as his mentor.

    She has built on the expertise developed working with the Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and expanded the scope of her responsibilities to include departmental and institutional positions in quality improvement and patient safety. She was appointed Quality Chief for the Department of Pediatrics in 2014, and works with faculty, staff, and trainees to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care that we provide to our patients. In 2017, she was named Executive Medical Director for High Reliability Care, and leads the institutional ‘High Reliability’ program to develop a system-wide approach to eliminate clinically unwarranted variation and provide perfect care for every patient at the highest value.

    Dr. Bartlett lives in Hyde Park with her husband and their three sons. She and her family enjoy escaping the city and heading to the North Woods of Wisconsin in the summer for outdoor recreation: hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, sailing, and more.

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    Infectious Diseases Society of America Leadership Institute, Arlington, VA05/2019Leadership
    Epic (Physician Builder), Verona, WI12/2018Physician Builder - Analytic
    Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City05/2017Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXMS06/2011Clinical Investigation
    Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital, Houston ,TX06/2008Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX06/2005Pediatrics
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MOMD05/2002Medicine
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJAB05/1998Molecular Biology
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    2019Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Collaboration, University of Chicago Medicine

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    1. Coalson ES, Ghosh K, Bartlett AH, Gottlieb LJ, Vrouwe SQ. Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome in a Burned Child Treated with an Antimicrobial Foam Dressing: A Case Report. J Burn Care Res. 2023 03 02; 44(2):471-473. PMID: 36566468.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. MacKenzie EL, Murillo C, Bartlett AH, Marrs R, Landon EM, Ridgway JP. Clostridioides difficile colonization and the frequency of subsequent treatment for C. difficile infection in critically ill patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Nov; 44(11):1782-1787. PMID: 36658099.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Bartlett AH, Ross LF. 50 Years Ago in TheJournalofPediatrics: Public Health Redux. J Pediatr. 2022 09; 248:38. PMID: 36116855.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. Griffin JP, Powell AR, Bhagat PH, Bartlett AH, Rotolo SM. A Preliminary, Single-Center Retrospective Chart Review of Infusion Times of Intravenous Immune Globulin in Kawasaki Disease and Clinical Outcomes. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2022; 27(5):415-418. PMID: 35845563; PMCID: PMC9268116.
      Citations: 1     
    5. Alali M, Mayampurath A, Dai Y, Bartlett AH. A prediction model for bacteremia and transfer to intensive care in pediatric and adolescent cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. Sci Rep. 2022 05 06; 12(1):7429. PMID: 35523855; PMCID: PMC9076887.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Bartlett AH, Makhni S, Ruokis S, Kate Selling M, Hall L, Umscheid CA, Kao CK. Use of clinical pathways integrated into the electronic health record to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 02; 44(2):260-267. PMID: 35314010; PMCID: PMC9043631.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Makhni S, Umscheid CA, Soo J, Chu V, Bartlett A, Landon E, Marrs R. Hand Hygiene Compliance Rate During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 07 01; 181(7):1006-1008. PMID: 33900357; PMCID: PMC8077041.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Bartlett AH, Ravin KA, Rubin LG, McGrath C, de St Maurice A, Linam WM, Logan LK, Muller M, Caughell C, Ramirez-Avila L, SHEA Pediatric Leadership Council. SHEA Pediatric Leadership Council commentary: Inpatient visitor considerations for pediatric patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 11; 42(11):1369-1371. PMID: 34112274; PMCID: PMC8545814.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    9. Collison M, Murillo C, Marrs R, Bartlett A, Tesic V, Beavis KG, Landon E, Ridgway JP. Universal screening for Clostridioides difficile at an urban academic medical center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 03; 42(3):351-352. PMID: 32959739.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Alali M, David MZ, Danziger-Isakov LA, Bartlett AH, Petty LA, Schwartz T, Pisano J. Association Between Depth of Neutropenia and Clinical Outcomes in Febrile Pediatric Cancer and/or Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem-cell Transplantation. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 07; 39(7):628-633. PMID: 32176187.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Logan LK, Nguyen DC, Scaggs Huang FA, Qureshi NK, Charnot-Katsikas A, Bartlett AH, Zheng X, Hujer AM, Domitrovic TN, Marshall SH, Bonomo RA, Weinstein RA. A Multi-Centered Case-Case-Control Study of Factors Associated With Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Children and Young Adults. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 05; 38(5):490-495. PMID: 30169484; PMCID: PMC6395555.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Roberts SC, Jain S, Tremoulet AH, Kim KK, Burns JC, KIDCARE Multicenter Study Group, Anand V, Anderson M, Ang J, Ansusinha E, Arditi M, Ashouri N, Bartlett A, Chatterjee A, DeBiasi R, Dekker C, DeZure C, Didion L, Dominguez S, El Feghaly R, Erdem G, Halasa N, Harahsheh A, Jackson MA, Jaggi P, Jain S, Jone PN, Kaushik N, Kurio G, Lillian A, Lloyd D, Manaloor J, McNelis A, Michalik DE, Newburger J, Newcomer C, Perkins T, Portman M, Romero J, Ronis T, Rowley A, Schneider K, Schuster J, Tejtel SKS, Sharma K, Simonsen K, Szmuszkovicz J, Truong D, Wood J, Yeh S. The Kawasaki Disease Comparative Effectiveness (KIDCARE) trial: A phase III, randomized trial of second intravenous immunoglobulin versus infliximab for resistant Kawasaki disease. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 04; 79:98-103. PMID: 30840903.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    13. Sandora TJ, Bryant KK, Cantey JB, Elward AM, Yokoe DS, Bartlett AH. SHEA neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) white paper series: Practical approaches to Clostridioides difficile prevention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 10; 39(10):1149-1153. PMID: 30160646.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Pettit NN, Han Z, Choksi AR, Charnot-Katsikas A, Beavis KG, Tesic V, Bhagat P, Nguyen CT, Bartlett AH, Pisano J. Improved rates of antimicrobial stewardship interventions following implementation of the Epic antimicrobial stewardship module. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 08; 39(8):980-982. PMID: 29950188.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Berger BA, Bartlett AH, Jiménez-Hernández R, Trinidad Vázquez E, Galindo-Sevilla N. Physician Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Chagas Disease in Tabasco, Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 06; 98(6):1743-1747. PMID: 29692299; PMCID: PMC6086191.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    16. Kane JM, Colvin JD, Bartlett AH, Hall M. Opioid-Related Critical Care Resource Use in US Children's Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2018 04; 141(4). PMID: 29507166.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Banach DB, Johnston BL, Al-Zubeidi D, Bartlett AH, Bleasdale SC, Deloney VM, Enfield KB, Guzman-Cottrill JA, Lowe C, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Popovich KJ, Patel PK, Ravin K, Rowe T, Shenoy ES, Stienecker R, Tosh PK, Trivedi KK, Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) Advisory Panel. Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Epidemiologists in United States Acute-Care Hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 12; 38(12):1393-1419. PMID: 29187263; PMCID: PMC7113030.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    18. Berger BA, Bartlett AH, Saravia NG, Galindo Sevilla N. Pathophysiology of Leishmania Infection during Pregnancy. Trends Parasitol. 2017 12; 33(12):935-946. PMID: 28988681.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    19. Berger BA, Prada S, Bartlett AH, Pho MT, Cossio A, Saravia NG, Castro MDM. Cost-effectiveness of meglumine antimoniate versus miltefosine caregiver DOT for the treatment of pediatric cutaneous leishmaniasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 04; 11(4):e0005459. PMID: 28384261; PMCID: PMC5404883.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    20. Nicolaou EV, Bartlett AH. Necrotizing Pneumonia. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Feb 01; 46(2):e65-e68. PMID: 28192581.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Bottone PD, Bartlett AH. Diagnosing Acute HIV Infection. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Feb 01; 46(2):e47-e50. PMID: 28192577.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Pisano J, Pettit N, Bartlett A, Bhagat P, Han Z, Liao C, Landon E. Social media as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship. Am J Infect Control. 2016 11 01; 44(11):1231-1236. PMID: 27810065.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Petty LA, Sokol EA, Bartlett AH, McNeer JL, Alexander KA, Pisano J. Repeated Blood Cultures in Pediatric Febrile Neutropenia: Would Following the Guidelines Alter the Outcome? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 07; 63(7):1244-9. PMID: 26970419.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    24. Ridgway JP, Steinbeck J, Marrs R, Shah M, Garcia-Houchins S, Bartlett AH, Landon E. A pseudo-outbreak of foodborne illness in a hospital cafeteria caused by consumption of sorbitol. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Jun 01; 44(6):736-7. PMID: 26897696.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    25. Ridgway JP, Bartlett AH, Garcia-Houchins S, Enriquez A, Marrs R, Perez C, Shah M, Guenette C, Mosakowski S, Beavis KG, Landon E, Cariño S. Influenza among afebrile and vaccinated healthcare workers. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 01; 60(11):1591-5. PMID: 25733370; PMCID: PMC7108074.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. Morgan DJ, Deloney VM, Bartlett A, Boruchoff SE, Camagros Couto R, Oji M, Poojary A, Rogers G, Sulis C, Milstone AM. The expanding role of the hospital epidemiologist in 2014: a survey of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 May; 36(5):605-8. PMID: 25630919.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Bhatt ST, Hageman JR, Bartlett A, Trivedi K. A 12-week-old male with a 10-day history of fever. Pediatr Ann. 2014 May; 43(5):e111-5. PMID: 24877492.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Hageman JR, Bartlett A, Velamati R. Meningitis secondary to ruptured epidermoid cyst: case-based review. Pediatr Ann. 2013 Jun 01; 42(6):248-51. PMID: 23718247.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Bartlett AH, Hulten KG. Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis: secretion systems, adhesins, and invasins. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Sep; 29(9):860-1. PMID: 20720472.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    30. Hayashida K, Bartlett AH, Chen Y, Park PW. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of ectodomain shedding. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2010 Jun; 293(6):925-37. PMID: 20503387; PMCID: PMC4621804.
      Citations: 77     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    31. Bartlett AH, Park PW. Proteoglycans in host-pathogen interactions: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic implications. Expert Rev Mol Med. 2010 Feb 01; 12:e5. PMID: 20113533; PMCID: PMC4634875.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    32. Hayashida A, Bartlett AH, Foster TJ, Park PW. Staphylococcus aureus beta-toxin induces lung injury through syndecan-1. Am J Pathol. 2009 Feb; 174(2):509-18. PMID: 19147831; PMCID: PMC2630559.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    33. Bartlett AH, Foster TJ, Hayashida A, Park PW. Alpha-toxin facilitates the generation of CXC chemokine gradients and stimulates neutrophil homing in Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. J Infect Dis. 2008 Nov 15; 198(10):1529-35. PMID: 18823272.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    34. Hayashida K, Chen Y, Bartlett AH, Park PW. Syndecan-1 is an in vivo suppressor of Gram-positive toxic shock. J Biol Chem. 2008 Jul 18; 283(29):19895-903. PMID: 18499671; PMCID: PMC2459271.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    35. Bartlett AH, Rivera AL, Krishnamurthy R, Baker CJ. Thoracic actinomycosis in children: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Feb; 27(2):165-9. PMID: 18174864.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Roberts J, Bartlett AH, Giannoni CM, Valdez TA. Airway foreign bodies and brain abscesses: report of two cases and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Feb; 72(2):265-9. PMID: 18031834.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Bartlett AH, Hayashida K, Park PW. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of syndecans in tissue injury and inflammation. Mol Cells. 2007 Oct 31; 24(2):153-66. PMID: 17978567.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    38. Bartlett AH, Dishop MK, Baker CJ. An unusual cause of appendicitis in a child. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2006 Jul; 17(3):111-2, 177-9. PMID: 16934704.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Bartlett AH, Bonnell WF, Palamountain SE. Lung nodules in a thirteen-year-old male youth. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Aug; 24(8):746, 752-3. PMID: 16094239.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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