Overview

Dr. Vaughan’s research focuses on hospital epidemiology and infection prevention and control, with a particular interest in healthcare-associated infections and quality improvement initiatives to protect patients, visitors and staff. She currently serves as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, working within the Department of Infection Prevention and Control, as well as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Background

Dr. Vaughan received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and her MPH from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Vaughan joined the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2018.

Researcher Services

Researcher Areas

  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Research Divisions

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Vaughan AM, Ross R, Gilman MM, Satchell L, Ditaranto S, Reilly AF, Kersun LS, Shanahan A, Coffin SE, Sammons JS. Mucosal Barrier Injury Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: What is the Impact of Standard Prevention Bundles? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 11; 38(11):1385-1387. View abstract
  2. Prasad PA, Vaughan AM, Zaoutis TE. Trends in zygomycosis in children. Mycoses. 2012 Jul; 55(4):352-6. View abstract