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Rupak Datta


Tufts University
B.S., Biopsychology and Biomedical Engineering
Harvard Extension School; Yale School of Public Health
M.P.H., Epidemiology of Microbial Disease


Susan S. Huang, M.D., M.P.H.
Quantifying the Burden and Transmission Potential of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms across Statewide Healthcare Facilities
Tehrani D, Russell D, Brown J, Boynton-Delahanty K, Quan K, Gibbs L, Braddock G, Zaroda T, Koopman M, Thompson D, Nichols A, Cui E, Liu C, Cohen S, Rubin Z, Pegues D, Torriani F, Datta R, Huang SS for the University of California Healthcare Epidemiology Collaborative. Discord among performance measures for central line associated bloodstream infections. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. In Press.

Datta R, King MK, Kim D, Nguyen C, Elkins K, Gombosev A, Avery TR, Meyers H, Cheung M, Huang SS. What is nosocomial? Large variation in hospital choice of numerators and denominators affects rates of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. In Press.

Huang SS, Datta R, Rifas-Shiman S, Kleinman K, Placzek H, Lankiewicz JD, Platt R. Colonization with antibiotic-susceptible strains protects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci acquisition: a nested case-control study. Critical Care. 2011; 15:R210.

Huang SS, Hinrichsen VL, Datta R, Stulgis L, Miroshnik I, Nelson K, Platt R. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and hospitalization in high-risk patients in the year following detection. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6:e24340.

Huang SS, Placzek H, Livingston J, Ma A, Onufrak F, Lankiewicz J, Kleinman K, Bratzler D, Olsen MA, Lyles R, Khan Y, Wright P, Yokoe DS, Fraser VJ, Weinstein RA, Stevenson K, Hooper D, Vostok J, Datta R, Nsa W, Platt R. Use of medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2011; 32:775-83.

Datta R, Platt R, Yokoe D, Huang SS. Impact of an Environmental Cleaning Intervention on the Risk of Acquiring Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms from Prior Room Occupants. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2011; 171:491-494.

Datta R, Huang SS. Risk of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Infection and Death after Initial Colonization or Infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2010; 31:1290-3.

Skurnik D, Merighi M, Grout M, Gadjeva M, Maira-Litran T, Ericsson M, Goldmann DA, Huang SS, Datta R, Lee JC, Pier GB. Animal and human antibodies to Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharides and poly-N-acetyl glucosamine mutually neutralize opsonic killing and protection. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2010; 120:3220-33.

Datta R, Huang SS. Risk of Infection and Death due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Long-term Carriers. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2008; 47:176-181.

Huang SS, Diekema D, Warren DK, Zuccotti G, Winokur PL, Tendolkar S, Boyken L, Datta R, Jones RM, Ward MA, Aubrey T, Onderdonk AB, Garcia C, Platt R. Strain-Relatedness of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Patients with Repeated Infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2008; 46:1241-1247.

Huang SS, Datta R, Platt R. Risk of Acquiring Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms from Prior Bed Room Occupants. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2006; 166:1945-1951.

Huang SS, Yokoe DS, Hinrichsen VL, Stulgis L, Datta R, Miroshnik I, Platt R. Impact of Intensive Care Unit Surveillance for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus on Bacteremia. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2006; 43:971-978.

Yap J, Covington H, Gale M, Datta R, Miczek K. Behavioral sensitization due to social defeat stress in mice: antagonism at mGluR5 and NMDA receptors. Psychopharmacology. 2005; 179(1):230-9.
Datta R, Rosenberg J, Kazerouni N, McLendon T, Cummings K, Huang SS. Facility level predictors of publicly reported healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection rates in California hospitals.

Datta R, Brown ST, Lee BY, Huang SS. Quantifying the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus across California healthcare facilities. IDWeek, San Diego, CA. October 17-21, 2012.

Datta R, Kleinman K, Rifas-Shiman S, Placzek H, Lankiewicz J, Platt R, Huang SS. Confounding by indication impacts antimicrobial risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. IDWeek, San Diego, CA. October 17-21, 2012.

Gohil S, Datta R, Avery T, Rowther AA, Huang SS. Thirty-day readmissions due to infection in California hospitals. IDWeek, San Diego, CA. October 17-21, 2012.

Shah A, Datta R, Huang SS, Cui E, Nguyen VQ, Welbourne SJ, Thrupp L. High nasal burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus increases risk for invasive disease. IDWeek, San Diego, CA. October 17-21, 2012.

Datta R, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Reynolds C, Meyers H, Cheung M, Huang SS. Negative correlation between MRSA and MSSA Prevalence in Nursing Homes. National Meeting of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Dallas, TX. April 1-4, 2011.


Dean's Dissertation Writing Fellowship
2012 IDWeek, Kass Award
2008 Yale School of Public Health, Dean’s Prize for Outstanding Thesis
2007 Yale School of Public Health, Francis L. Black Memorial Scholarship
2007 Infectious Diseases Society of America, Emanuel Wolinksy Award
2006 Boston City Council, Certificate of Recognition for Community Service
2004 Tufts University, Cum Laude with Honors
2004 Psi Chi National Honor Society


Internal Medicine/Physician Scientist
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University

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