Kyle Enfield

Enfield, Kyle B.

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care, University of Virginia
  • MD, Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • MS, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia

Contact Information

PO Box 800546
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
Telephone: 434-924-5219
Fax: 434-924-9682

Research Interests

Infection prevention and epidemiology in intensive care units; Environmental influences on chronic lung diseases; ICU outcomes.

Research Description

In 1854 John Snow described the complex relation between Cholera and water pollution, approximately 7 years before germ theory was first described. Snow‰Ûªs observation is often regarded as the founding event in the science of epidemiology, and is an important influence on my research which involves (1) understanding the complex systems in critical care that influence patient outcomes, (2) improving fundamental epidemiology of pulmonary diseases, and (3) describing hospital outbreaks as to improve our fundamental understanding of their epidemiology.

Selected Publications