Personal Statement: I have been privileged to be a part of the medical education staff since 2008. While having specialty training in infectious diseases, I still very much enjoy general internal medicine and find it challenging and stimulating to incorporate both into my practice. Above all else, I am passionate about teaching and exploring innovative ways in which this might be done effectively. The energy and compassion of the residents and staff here make for an exciting and rewarding work environment.
Areas of Academic Focus:
Judicious Antibiotic use
Evaluating Teaching Methods
HIV/AIDS Routine Testing Curriculum Guide. July 2008. AIDS Education and Training Center. Co-author.
Jain S, Chen L, Dechet A, et al. An outbreak of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli associated with sushi restaurants in Nevada. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 1;47(1):1-7.
Dechet A, Yu PA, Koram N, Painter J. Non-foodborne Vibrio infections: an important cause of morbidity and mortality – United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 1;46(7):970-6.
HIV/AIDS Basic Training Curriculum Guide June 2007. AIDS Education and Training Center. Contributing author.
Dechet AM, Scallan E, Gensheimer K, et al. Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium Definitive Type 104 infection linked to commercial ground beef, northeastern United States, 2003-2004. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Mar 15;42(6):747-52.
Karen E. Hauer, A Teherani, A Dechet, E Aagaard. Medical students' perceptions of mentoring: a focus-group analysis. Med Teach. 2005 Dec;27(8):732-4.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak associated with egg salad. MMWR 2004; 53 (48): 1132-4.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreak of Salmonella serotype enteritidis infections associated with raw almonds – United States and Canada, 2003-2004. MMWR 2004; 53 (22): 484-7.
Herpes Zoster Management and Prevention, Annual Symposium, 2010
Personal Interests: My family, including my 1.5 year-old daughter, husband, and dog, as well as extended family; skijoring, hiking, Pilates, and spending time on Mt. Hood.