- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens
- Quality Improvement
- Infection Prevention and Control
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
||Pediatric Infectious Diseases
||American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Infectious Diseases)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Dr. Thorell received her B.S. at the University of Denver and her medical degree at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2013, she also completed the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Program at the University of Utah.
She joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2007 initially as a Visiting Instructor in both the Divisions of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Inpatient Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and serves as the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Dr. Thorell is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. She currently serves as both the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist for Primary Children’s Hospital. She serves as Chair of the Pediaric Infectious Diseases Team and sits on the Pediatric Guidance Council for Intermountain Healthcare. She is a member of the Inpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
Dr. Thorell’s research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic resistant pathogens and quality improvement. Her work focuses on understanding variability in the use of antimicrobials in pediatrics and improving antimicrobial use in hospitalized children over a large healthcare system. Her research and training has been supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. She has published over 12 peer-reviewed scientific articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts.