Dr. Andrea Perkins, MPH, PhD
Clinical Lecturer, Infection Control and Biosecurity, Clinical Sciences
Dr. Perkins obtained and undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 2009, a Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of New England in 2015, and a PhD in Veterinary Science from Washington State University in 2019.
Dr. Perkins actually started her infection prevention career in human hospitals before transitioning to veterinary hospitals so she has a unique perspective on infection prevention at the human-animal-environment interface. In her spare time she loves outdoor adventures, spending time with her human and fur family, reading good books, and being artistically creative.
Barriers and motivators for healthcare worker infection control compliance
The role humans play in transmission of predominantly animal pathogens
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. epidemiology
- Perkins AV, Sellon DC, Gay JM, Lofgren ET, Moore DA, Davis MA. Association of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius with hand vs. animal contact surfaces in small animal hospitals. The Canadian Veterinary Journal. In press
- Fowler H, Davis MA, Perkins A, Trufan S, Joy C, Buswell M, McElwain TF, Moore D, Worhle R, Rabinowitz PM. A survey of veterinary antimicrobial prescribing practices, Washington state 2015. Veterinary Record. 2016. DOI: 10.1136/vr.103916