Characterizing burnout among healthcare epidemiologists in the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic

A multisite research team proposed a survey to assess burnout among healthcare epidemiologists. Anonymous surveys were disseminated to eligible staff at SRN facilities. Half of the respondents were experiencing burnout. Staffing shortages were a key stressor. Allowing healthcare epidemiologists to provide guidance without directly enforcing policies may improve burnout.

Smith, T., Pryor, R., Hota, S., Haessler, S., Deloney, V., & Bearman, G. Characterizing burnout among healthcare epidemiologists in the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of the SHEA Research Network. Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology. 2023:3(1), E52.