The field of infection prevention and control aims to prevent patients from getting infections in the hospital. We use interventions such as hand hygiene, isolation precautions, and environmental cleaning in order to accomplish this. In the past, much of our work has involved developing policies and educating healthcare workers, but we know that people do not always comply and infections continue to occur. My research focuses on novel ways to change the behaviour of healthcare workers and patients and to change the culture of an organization in order to achieve the goal of reducing infections.

I am also interested in new technologies to monitor hand hygiene compliance. Currently we determine if healthcare workers are cleaning their hands appropriately by watching them, but this is not always accurate. Systems that monitor hand hygiene using technologies such as real-time locating systems and video monitoring may be more accurate and can potentially be used as tools for improvement. I am interested in carrying out evaluations of these systems to confirm their utility.


Postexposure management of infectious diseases
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
DOI: 10.3949/ccjm.84a.15049

Using behavior change frameworks to improve healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates: A systematic review
Kimberly M. Corace and Jocelyn A. Srigley and Daniel P. Hargadon and Dorothy Yu and Tara K. MacDonald and Leandre R. Fabrigar and Gary E. Garber
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.04.071

Interventions to improve patient hand hygiene: a systematic review
Journal of Hospital Infection
J.A. Srigley and C.D. Furness and M. Gardam
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.04.018

Herd effect from influenza vaccination in non-healthcare settings: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials and observational studies
Dominik Mertz and Shaza A. Fadel and Po-Po Lam and Dat Tran and Jocelyn A Srigley and Sandra A Asner and Michelle Science and Stefan P Kuster and Johannes Nemeth and Jennie Johnstone and Justin R Ortiz and Mark Loeb
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.es.2016.21.42.30378

Hand hygiene monitoring technology: a systematic review of efficacy
Journal of Hospital Infection
J.A. Srigley and M. Gardam and G. Fernie and D. Lightfoot and G. Lebovic and M.P. Muller
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.10.005

Postexposure management of healthcare personnel to infectious diseases
Hospital Practice
Mazen S. Bader and Annie A. Brooks and Jocelyn A. Srigley
DOI: 10.1080/21548331.2015.1018091

Bordetella Species Other than Bordetella pertussis
Clinical Microbiology Newsletter
Jocelyn A. Srigley and David M. Goldfarb and Jeffrey M. Pernica
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinmicnews.2015.03.004

Applying psychological frameworks of behaviour change to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene: a systematic review
Journal of Hospital Infection
J.A. Srigley and K. Corace and D.P. Hargadon and D. Yu and T. MacDonald and L. Fabrigar and G. Garber
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.06.019

Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a retrospective cohort study.
BMJ Quality & Safety
PubMed: 25002555

Measurement of Patient Hand Hygiene in Multiorgan Transplant Units Using a Novel Technology: An Observational Study
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Jocelyn A. Srigley and Colin D. Furness and Michael Gardam
DOI: 10.1086/678419

Prevalence and clinical impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among infants at a level III neonatal intensive care unit.
American journal of infection control
Lavie-Nevo K and Srigley JA and Al-Rawahi GN and Bone J and Osiovich H and Roberts A and Ting JY
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.04.173
PubMed: 31253554

Can Behavior Change Frameworks Improve Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Uptake? A Systematic Review
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Kimberly Corace and Jocelyn Srigley and Daniel Hargadon and Dorothy Yu and Tara Macdonald and Leandre Fabrigar and Gary Garber
DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofv133.214

Infection Control
Encyclopedia of Trauma Care
Jocelyn A. Srigley and Michael Gardam
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29613-0_249

Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a retrospective cohort study.
Srigley JA and Furness CD and Baker GR and Gardam M
PubMed: 25002555

Inappropriate use of antibiotics and Clostridium difficile infection.
Srigley JA and Brooks A and Sung M and Yamamura D and Haider S and Mertz D
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.04.017
PubMed: 23932828

Measuring the effect of sousveillance in increasing socially desirable behaviour
2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS): Social Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life
Mir Adnan Ali and Jonathan Polak Nachumow and Jocelyn A. Srigley and Colin D. Furness and Steve Mann and Michael Gardam
DOI: 10.1109/istas.2013.6613128

Bordetella holmesii, an emerging cause of septic arthritis.
Abouanaser SF and Srigley JA and Nguyen T and Dale SE and Johnstone J and Wilcox L and Jamieson F and Rawte P and Pernica JM
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.06437-11
PubMed: 23345301

Hand hygiene monitoring technology: protocol for a systematic review.
Srigley JA and Lightfoot D and Fernie G and Gardam M and Muller MP
DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-101
PubMed: 24219817

Ileocecal ulceration and granulomatous ileitis as an unusual presentation of typhoid fever.
Cheung C and Merkeley H and Srigley JA and Salh B and Webber D and Voyer S
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.120714
PubMed: 22872773

Examination of staphylococcal stethoscope contamination in the emergency department (pilot) study (EXSSCITED pilot study).
Tang PH and Worster A and Srigley JA and Main CL
PubMed: 21722552

Examination of staphylococcal stethoscope contamination in the emergency department (pilot) study (EXSSCITED pilot study).
Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
PubMed: 21722552

A lethal case of generalized tetanus.
Srigley JA and Haider S and Johnstone J
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.101121
PubMed: 21343263

ICU Infections
Evidence-based infectious diseases (2nd edition).

Fever of unknown origin in a migrant farm worker from Mexico: History, her story and his story.
Srigley JA and Cutz JC and Young JE and Morris AM
PubMed: 18978988

Fever of unknown origin in a migrant farm worker from Mexico: History, her story and his story.
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
PubMed: 18978988

Sudden death with clinically undiagnosed pulmonary hypertension.
Srigley JA and Pollanen MS
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcfm.2005.02.006
PubMed: 16198969


Current Projects
Mixed methods study of hand hygiene attitudes, knowledge, and practices of hospital inpatients. We are conducting a quantitative survey and qualitative analysis of interviews in order to assess what patients understand about cleaning their own hands while in the hospital and what are the potential barriers that prevent them from doing so.

Current Projects
Systematic review of organizational culture change strategies to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance. Culture change strategies, such as positive deviance and frontline ownership, are emerging as promising tools to bring about improvements in hand hygiene. We are reviewing the literature to find published and unpulished reports of these strategies in order to guide future research in this field.


Quality and Patient Safety Grant, Hamilton Health Sciences, 2014.

Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada/Astellas Post Residency Fellowship, 2012.

Honours & Awards

Thomas & Edna Naylor Award, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto, 2014

Best First Time Abstract, Community and Hospital Infection Control Association – Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa, 2013

Research Group Members

Yalda Hosseini, Undergraduate Research Student
Quentin Michalchuk, Undergraduate Research Student
Susanna Piasecki, Research Assistant