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  1. Knobloch MJ, Thomas KV, Musuuza J, Safdar N. Exploring leadership within a systems approach to reduce health care-associated infections: A scoping review of one work system model. American journal of infection control. 2019 Jun 1; 47(6):633-637.
  2. Brys N, Keating JA, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Engaging patients in health care epidemiology research: A case example. American journal of infection control. 2019 Feb 1; 47(2):139-143.
  3. Musuuza JS, Purfuerst A, Knobloch M, McKinley LL, Schoofs Hundt A, Zimbric M, Carayon P, Safdar N. Chlorhexidine Bathing Treatments: A Toolkit to Guide Implementation. Madison, WI: Veterans Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry and the University of Wisconsin (UW) - Madison Department of Medicine and the UW Health Innovation Program; 2018 Oct 1. Available from: https://www.hipxchange.org/CHGBathing.
  4. Keating JA, Brys N, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Patients as stakeholders: Developing a patient-centered healthcare epidemiology research agenda. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2018 Nov 1; 39(11):1389-1390.
  5. Caya T, Knobloch MJ, Musuuza J, Wilhelmson E, Safdar N. Patient perceptions of chlorhexidine bathing: A pilot study using the health belief model. American journal of infection control. 2019 Jan 1; 47(1):18-22.
  6. Yanke E, Moriarty H, Carayon P, Safdar N. "The Invisible Staff": A Qualitative Analysis of Environmental Service Workers' Perceptions of the VA Clostridium difficile Prevention Bundle Using a Human Factors Engineering Approach. Journal of Patient Safety. 2018 Jun 11.
  7. Brys NA, Whittle J, Safdar N. Development of a veteran engagement toolkit for researchers. Journal of comparative effectiveness research. 2018 Jun 1; 7(6):595-602.
  8. Keating JA, Obasi C, McKinley L, Musuuza J, Knobloch MJ, Crnich C, Evans CT, Evans M, Livorsi D, Morgan DJ, Perencevich E, Reisinger HS, Schweizer ML, Suda KJ, Safdar N. Building Implementation Science for Veterans Affairs Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention: VA Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Network (VHIN). Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2018 Jun 1; 39(6):753-757.
  9. Redwood R, Knobloch MJ, Pellegrini DC, Ziegler MJ, Pulia M, Safdar N. Reducing unnecessary culturing: a systems approach to evaluating urine culture ordering and collection practices among nurses in two acute care settings. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control. 2018 Jan 8; 7:4.
  10. Yanke E, Moriarty H, Carayon P, Safdar N. A qualitative, interprofessional analysis of barriers to and facilitators of implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Clostridium difficile prevention bundle using a human factors engineering approach. American journal of infection control. 2018 Mar 1; 46(3):276-284.
  11. Safdar N. VHA Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Practices Related to Multidrug Resistant Organisms in Acute Care Settings Needs Assessment Survey Report. Healthcare Analysis & Information Group (HAIG): US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Infectious Diseases Svc/Multidrug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) Prevention Program and the Office of the ADUSH for Policy and Planning Healthcare Analysis & Information Group (HAIG).; 2017 Sep 1. 92 p.
  12. Knobloch MJ, Thomas KV, Patterson E, Zimbric ML, Musuuza J, Safdar N. Implementation in the midst of complexity: Using ethnography to study health care-associated infection prevention and control. American journal of infection control. 2017 Oct 1; 45(10):1058-1063.
  13. McClung L, Obasi C, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Health care worker perspectives of their motivation to reduce health care-associated infections. American journal of infection control. 2017 Oct 1; 45(10):1064-1068.
  14. Safdar N. Building Implementation Science for VA Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention. QUERI eNews. 2017 May 1; 2017(May): 4.
  15. Safdar N. Conducting a Needs Assessment for Infection Prevention in VA. Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research [Cyberseminar]. Health Services Research & Development. 2017 Apr 18.
  16. Barker AK, Ngam C, Musuuza JS, Vaughn VM, Safdar N. Reducing Clostridium difficile in the Inpatient Setting: A Systematic Review of the Adherence to and Effectiveness of C. difficile Prevention Bundles. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2017 Jun 1; 38(6):639-650.
  17. Arriola V, Tischendorf J, Musuuza J, Barker A, Rozelle JW, Safdar N. Assessing the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use: A Meta-Analysis. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2016 Dec 1; 37(12):1408-1417.
  18. Haun N, Hooper-Lane C, Safdar N. Healthcare Personnel Attire and Devices as Fomites: A Systematic Review. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2016 Nov 1; 37(11):1367-1373.
  19. Becerra MB, Shirley D, Safdar N. Prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes of idle intravenous catheters: An integrative review. American journal of infection control. 2016 Oct 1; 44(10):e167-e172.
  20. Codella J, Safdar N, Heffernan R, Alagoz O. An agent-based simulation model for Clostridium difficile infection control. Medical Decision Making. 2015 Feb 1; 35(2):211-29.