Brooke Decker, MD

Veterans Health Foundation

Brooke Decker, MD

Dr. Decker obtained her medical degree and completed internal medicine residency at Case Western University in Cleveland. She then completed a dual Critical Care-Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2014, Dr. Decker joined The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System as the Director of Infection Prevention. Her interests include hospital epidemiology, Infection Prevention, waterborne infectious diseases and resistant Gram-negative infections. She is the author/ co-author of 28 peer-reviewed publications.


  • Director, Infection Prevention, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases

What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?

  • How can we prevent healthcare workers and patients admitted to the hospital or in healthcare settings from catching preventable, contagious diseases?
  • What is the optimal use of antibiotic therapy?

What are examples of technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  • Quality improvement/Operational activity
  • Water safety management
  • Infection Prevention
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Diagnostic stewardship