Affiliation: DGHI Faculty

Chris W. Woods
Contact Info:
Office Location:  205 Trent Hall
Office Phone:  (919) 684-7916, (919) 668-7174
Email Address: send me a message


Teaching (Fall 2019):

School(s):

School of Medicine
Department(s):

Infectious Diseases
Geographical Interests:

USA
Research Interests:

1. Emerging Infections
2. Global Health
3. Epidemiology of infectious diseases
4. Clinical microbiology and diagnostics
5. Bioterrorism Preparedness
6. Surveillance for communicable diseases
7. Antimicrobial resistance

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. PK Kutty, SR Benoit, CW Woods, AC Sena, S Naggie, J Frederick, J Engemann, S Evans, BC Pien, SN Banerjee, J Engel, LC McDonald, Assessment of Clostridium difficile-associated disease surveillance definitions, North Carolina, 2005., Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, vol. 29 no. 3 (March, 2008), pp. 197-202, ISSN 0899-823X [doi]  [abs]
  2. AM Bressler, KS Kaye, JJ LiPuma, BD Alexander, CM Moore, LB Reller, CW Woods, Risk factors for Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteremia among intensive care unit patients without cystic fibrosis: a case-control study., Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, vol. 28 no. 8 (August, 2007), pp. 951-8, ISSN 0899-823X [doi]  [abs]
  3. EB Breitschwerdt, RG Maggi, AW Duncan, WL Nicholson, BC Hegarty, CW Woods, Bartonella species in blood of immunocompetent persons with animal and arthropod contact., Emerging infectious diseases, vol. 13 no. 6 (June, 2007), pp. 938-41, ISSN 1080-6040 [doi]  [abs]
  4. BC Pien, S Mirrett, BR Crews, LB Reller, CW Woods, Controlled clinical comparison of BacT/ALERT standard aerobic and standard anaerobic blood culture bottles inoculated directly or after transport in sodium polyanethol sulfonate tubes., Journal of clinical microbiology, vol. 45 no. 4 (April, 2007), pp. 1357-9, ISSN 0095-1137 [doi]  [abs]
  5. CW Woods, DR Murdoch, MD Zimmerman, WA Glover, B Basnyat, L Wolf, RH Belbase, LB Reller, Emergence of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A as a major cause of enteric fever in Kathmandu, Nepal., Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 100 no. 11 (November, 2006), pp. 1063-7, ISSN 0035-9203 [doi]  [abs]
  6. R Brooks, CW Woods, DK Benjamin Jr, NE Rosenstein, Increased case-fatality rate associated with outbreaks of Neisseria meningitidis infection, compared with sporadic meningococcal disease, in the United States, 1994-2002., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 43 no. 1 (July, 2006), pp. 49-54, ISSN 1537-6591 [doi]  [abs]
  7. B Basnyat, RH Belbase, MD Zimmerman, CW Woods, LB Reller, DR Murdoch, Clinical features of scrub typhus., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 42 no. 10 (May, 2006), pp. 1505-6, ISSN 1537-6591 [doi]
  8. BC Pien, JR Saah, SE Miller, CW Woods, Use of sentinel laboratories by clinicians to evaluate potential bioterrorism and emerging infections., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 42 no. 9 (May, 2006), pp. 1311-24, ISSN 1537-6591 [doi]  [abs]
  9. T Lalani, ZA Kanafani, VH Chu, L Moore, GR Corey, P Pappas, CW Woods, CH Cabell, B Hoen, C Selton-Suty, T Doco-Lecompte, C Chirouze, D Raoult, JM Miro, CA Mestres, L Olaison, S Eykyn, E Abrutyn, VG Fowler, The International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database Study Group, Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci: findings from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database., Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (May, 2006), ISSN 0934-9723  [abs]
  10. EA Whitney, KL Heilpern, CW Woods, CC Bahn, EA Franko, C Del Rio, BJ Silk, JJ Ratcliff, KA Bryant, MM Park, SJ Watkins, LB Caram, HM Blumberg, RL Berkelman, West Nile virus among hospitalized, febrile patients: a case for expanding diagnostic testing., Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.), vol. 6 no. 1 (2006), pp. 42-9, ISSN 1530-3667 [doi]  [abs]
  11. JW Turner, BC Pien, SA Ardoin, AM Anderson, WJ Shieh, SR Zaki, J Bhatnagar, J Guarner, DN Howell, CW Woods, A man with chest pain and glomerulonephritis., Lancet, vol. 365 no. 9476 (September, 2005), pp. 2062, ISSN 1474-547X [doi]
  12. VH Chu, DJ Sexton, CH Cabell, LB Reller, PA Pappas, RK Singh, VG Fowler Jr, GR Corey, O Aksoy, CW Woods, Repeat infective endocarditis: differentiating relapse from reinfection., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 41 no. 3 (August, 2005), pp. 406-9, ISSN 1537-6591 [doi]  [abs]
  13. CA Petti, CW Woods, LB Reller, Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen test using positive blood culture bottles as an alternative method to diagnose pneumococcal bacteremia., Journal of clinical microbiology, vol. 43 no. 5 (May, 2005), pp. 2510-2, ISSN 0095-1137 [doi]  [abs]
  14. VG Fowler Jr, A Justice, C Moore, DK Benjamin Jr, CW Woods, S Campbell, LB Reller, GR Corey, NP Day, SJ Peacock, Risk factors for hematogenous complications of intravascular catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 40 no. 5 (March, 2005), pp. 695-703, ISSN 1537-6591 [doi]  [abs]
  15. M Joyce, CW Woods, Antibacterial susceptibility testing in the clinical laboratory., Infectious disease clinics of North America, vol. 18 no. 3 (September, 2004), pp. 401-34, vii, ISSN 0891-5520 [doi]  [abs]
  16. DR Murdoch, CW Woods, MD Zimmerman, PM Dull, RH Belbase, AJ Keenan, RM Scott, B Basnyat, LK Archibald, LB Reller, The etiology of febrile illness in adults presenting to Patan hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal., The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, vol. 70 no. 6 (June, 2004), pp. 670-5, ISSN 0002-9637  [abs]
  17. CW Woods, AM Bressler, JJ LiPuma, BD Alexander, DA Clements, DJ Weber, CM Moore, LB Reller, KS Kaye, Virulence associated with outbreak-related strains of Burkholderia cepacia complex among a cohort of patients with bacteremia., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 38 no. 9 (May, 2004), pp. 1243-50, ISSN 1537-6591 [doi]  [abs]
  18. Woods CW, Ashford D.A.  Identifying and Managing Casualties of Biological Terrorism.  In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2000-2004.

  19. Woods CW, Ospanov K, Myrzabekov A, Favorov M, Plikaytis B, Ashford DA.  Re-emergence of Anthrax in Kazakhstan.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (In Press)
  20. MD Bajani, DA Ashford, SL Bragg, CW Woods, T Aye, RA Spiegel, BD Plikaytis, BA Perkins, M Phelan, PN Levett, RS Weyant, Evaluation of four commercially available rapid serologic tests for diagnosis of leptospirosis., Journal of clinical microbiology, vol. 41 no. 2 (February, 2003), pp. 803-9, ISSN 0095-1137  [abs]
  21. J Morgan, SL Bornstein, AM Karpati, M Bruce, CA Bolin, CC Austin, CW Woods, J Lingappa, C Langkop, B Davis, DR Graham, M Proctor, DA Ashford, M Bajani, SL Bragg, K Shutt, BA Perkins, JW Tappero, Leptospirosis Working Group, Outbreak of leptospirosis among triathlon participants and community residents in Springfield, Illinois, 1998., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 34 no. 12 (June, 2002), pp. 1593-9, ISSN 1537-6591 [doi]  [abs]
  22. RA Hajjeh, D Relman, PR Cieslak, AN Sofair, D Passaro, J Flood, J Johnson, JK Hacker, WJ Shieh, RM Hendry, S Nikkari, S Ladd-Wilson, J Hadler, J Rainbow, JW Tappero, CW Woods, L Conn, S Reagan, S Zaki, BA Perkins, Surveillance for unexplained deaths and critical illnesses due to possibly infectious causes, United States, 1995-1998., Emerging infectious diseases, vol. 8 no. 2 (February, 2002), pp. 145-53, ISSN 1080-6040 [doi]  [abs]
  23. CW Woods, AM Karpati, T Grein, N McCarthy, P Gaturuku, E Muchiri, L Dunster, A Henderson, AS Khan, R Swanepoel, I Bonmarin, L Martin, P Mann, BL Smoak, M Ryan, TG Ksiazek, RR Arthur, A Ndikuyeze, NN Agata, CJ Peters, World Health Organization Hemorrhagic Fever Task Force, An outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Northeastern Kenya, 1997-98., Emerging infectious diseases, vol. 8 no. 2 (February, 2002), pp. 138-44, ISSN 1080-6040 [doi]  [abs]
  24. CH Cabell, JG Jollis, GE Peterson, GR Corey, DJ Anderson, DJ Sexton, CW Woods, LB Reller, T Ryan, VG Fowler Jr, Changing patient characteristics and the effect on mortality in endocarditis., Archives of internal medicine, vol. 162 no. 1 (January, 2002), pp. 90-4, ISSN 0003-9926  [abs]
  25. CW Woods, C McRill, BD Plikaytis, NE Rosenstein, D Mosley, D Boyd, B England, BA Perkins, NM Ampel, RA Hajjeh, Coccidioidomycosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons in Arizona, 1994-1997: incidence, risk factors, and prevention., The Journal of infectious diseases, vol. 181 no. 4 (April, 2000), pp. 1428-34, ISSN 0022-1899 [doi]  [abs]
  26. CW Woods, G Armstrong, SO Sackey, C Tetteh, S Bugri, BA Perkins, NE Rosenstein, Emergency vaccination against epidemic meningitis in Ghana: implications for the control of meningococcal disease in West Africa., Lancet, vol. 355 no. 9197 (January, 2000), pp. 30-3, ISSN 0140-6736 [doi]  [abs]


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