Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, is a hospital epidemiologist and infection preventionist. During her work as an infection preventionist, she performed surveillance for infectious diseases, preparedness, and Ebola-response practices. She holds a doctorate in Biodefense from George Mason University where her research focuses on the role of infection prevention in facilitating global health security efforts. She is certified in Infection Control and has worked in both pediatric and adult acute care facilities.
Pneumonic Plague in an Era of COVID-19July 7th 2022
In an age of COVID-19, it is difficult for clinicians and public health officials to pivot and think about obscure infections like Pneumonic plague. However, a case of this plague occurred in Wyoming, and the local public health officials offer some insights into the clinical care of the patient as well as communicating with close contacts.
Incorporating Conversations with Medical Providers into COVID-19 Vaccine EffortsJanuary 6th 2022
Vaccine hesitancy is a significant hurdle experienced in the US. In response to this, a team of researchers analyzed adults who reported a medical provider recommended the COVID-19 vaccine, studied vaccination status, and general attitudes.
Care Experiences and Infant Vaccination HesitancyDecember 3rd 2021
A new study looked at COVID-19 related stressors and healthcare experiences, like facing discrimination, fear of perinatal infection, birth preparedness stress, telehealth prenatal care, disruptions to prenatal care, birth satisfaction, and duration of hospitalization and how these factors affected vaccination.