Dr. Vaughn's research focuses on improving the safety of hospitalized patients by combating healthcare associated infections and reducing antibiotic overuse, particularly at hospital discharge. As a practicing hospitalist, she works to understand the role hospitalists play in inappropriate antibiotic use related to common infections such as pneumonia and urinary tract infection. She is the hospitalist lead for an initiative to improve antibiotic use within the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium. Dr. Vaughn also serves as the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Liaison to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and on the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Research Committee. Additionally, she serves on IHPI's Early Career Faculty Advisory Council (FAC).
- M.D., University of Michigan
- M.Sc., Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan
- B.S., Chemistry, Duke University
- B.S., Biology, Duke University