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Werner Ernst Bischoff, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Werner Ernst Bischoff, M.D.

Associate Professor,
Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5116 | Department: 336-716-4584

Education & Training

  • M.D., Geo August University Gottingen-Germany, 1992
  • M.S., WFU School of Medicine, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2006
  • Fellowship, Epidemiology, Free Standing Institution-Germ, 1994
  • Fellowship, Surgery, Hannover Medical School-German, 1995
  • Fellowship, Epidemiology, Free Standing Institution-Germ, 1996
  • Fellowship, Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School-German, 1999
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, WFU School of Medicine, 2002
Werner Ernst Bischoff, M.D.

Werner Ernst Bischoff, M.D.

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention

Research Interests

Air Microbiology; Staphylococcal Infections; Staphylococcus aureus; Aerosols; Common Cold
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5116 | Department: 336-716-4584

Recent Publications

Detection of measles virus RNA in air and surface specimens in a hospital setting. Bischoff WE, McNall RJ, Blevins MW, Turner J, Lopareva EN, Rota PA, Stehle JR Jr.. J Infect Dis. 2016;213(4):600-603.

Estimating the burden of pandemic infectious disease: the case of the second wave of pandemic influenza H1N1 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Peters TR, Snively BM, Suerken CK, Bischoff W, Vannoy L, Blakeney E, Bischoff T, Palavecino E, Sherertz R, Poehling KA.. N C Med J. 2016;77(1):15-22.

Infrequent air contamination with Acinetobacter baumannii of air surrounding known colonized or infected patients. Rock C, Harris AD, Johnson JK, Bischoff WE, Thom KA.. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36(7):830-832.

Cooking and eating facilities in migrant farmworker housing in North Carolina. Quandt SA, Summers P, Bischoff WE, Chen H, Wiggins MF, Spears CR, Arcury TA.. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(3):e78-e84.

Exposure to influenza virus aerosols during routine patient care. Bischoff WE, Swett K, Leng I, Peters TR.. J Infect Dis. 2013;207(7):1037-1046.

Heat index in migrant farmworker housing: implications for rest and recovery from work-related heat stress. Quandt SA, Wiggins MF, Chen H, Bischoff WE, Arcury TA.. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(8):e24-e26.

Migrant farmworker housing regulation violations in North Carolina. Arcury TA, Weir M, Chen H, Summers P, Pelletier LE, Galvan L, Bischoff WE, Mirabelli MC, Quandt SA.. Am J Ind Med. 2012;55(3):191-204.

Reply to Ambrose and Coelingh--small-particle aerosolization of live attenuated influenza vaccine virus [letter]. Bischoff WE, Peters TR.. J Infect Dis. 2012;205(2):348-349.

Transocular infection with influenza and efficacy of barrier methods [reply to letter]. Bischoff WE, Peters TR.. J Infect Dis. 2012;205(2):350.

Safety, security, hygiene and privacy in migrant farmworker housing. Arcury TA, Weir MM, Summers P, Chen H, Bailey M, Wiggins MF, Bischoff WE, Quandt SA.. New Solut. 2012;22(2):153-173.

The quality of drinking water in North Carolina farmworker camps. Bischoff WE, Weir M, Summers P, Chen H, Quandt SA, Liebman AK, Arcury TA.. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(10):e49-e54.

Transocular entry of seasonal influenza-attenuated virus aerosols and the efficacy of N95 respirators, surgical masks, and eye protection in humans. Bischoff WE, Reid T, Russell GB, Peters TR.. J Infect Dis. 2011;204(2):193-199.

Blood drawn through valved catheter hub connectors carries a significant risk of contamination. Sherertz RJ, Karchmer TB, Palavecino E, Bischoff W.. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011;30(12):1571-1577.

HIV and sexually transmitted disease risk among male Hispanic/Latino migrant farmworkers in the Southeast: findings from a pilot CBPR study. Rhodes SD, Bischoff WE, Burnell JM, Whalley LE, Walkup MP, Vallejos QM, Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Chen H, Arcury TA.. Am J Ind Med. 2010;53(10):976-983.

Transmission route of rhinovirus type 39 in a monodispersed airborne aerosol. Bischoff WE.. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010;31(8):857-859.

Surveillance and prevention of infections associated with vascular catheters. Bischoff WE. In: Lautenbach E, Woeltje KF, Malani PN, eds. Practical healthcare epidemiology. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press;2010: 186-194.

Preventing the airborne spread of Staphylococcus aureus by persons with the common cold: effect of surgical scrubs, gowns, and masks. Bischoff WE, Tucker BK, Wallis ML, Reboussin BA, Pfaller MA, Hayden FG, Sherertz RJ.. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007;28(10):1148-1154.

Blistering eruption in a Latino migrant farmworker. Feldman SR, Vallejos QM, Whalley LE, Quandt SA, Brooks T, Cabral G, Earp P, Bischoff W, Arcury TA.. J Agromedicine. 2007;12(4):81-85.

'Gesundheit!' Sneezing, common colds, allergies, and Staphylococcus aureus dispersion. Bischoff WE, Wallis ML, Tucker BK, Reboussin BA, Pfaller MA, Hayden FG, Sherertz RJ.. J Infect Dis. 2006;194(8):1119-1126.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases

Werner Ernst Bischoff, M.D.

Werner Ernst Bischoff, M.D.

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology & Prevention

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