Faculty Profile

Jessica Ridgway
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
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Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Associate Medical Director of Infection Control

Academic Interests

Dr. Ridgway's primary research focus is the impact of technology on healthcare epidemiology, particularly the use of informatics in infection control and prevention. She develops and studies syndromic surveillance algorithms using electronic health records. She also has a particular interest in the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms.

Clinical Interests

General infectious diseases;HIV/AIDS; Infections with multi-drug resistant organisms; Bone and joint infections


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  • BA, 2003, Stanford University, Human Biology
  • MD, 2007, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Residency, 2010, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2012, University of Chicago, Infectious Diseases
  • Fellowship, 2013, University of Chicago, Healthcare Epidemiology