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Jeanmarie Mayer, M.D.

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(801) 581-2121 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Jeanmarie Mayer, MD, is the Hospital Epidemiologist for the University of Utah Health Care Hospitals and Clinics. As a Healthcare Epidemiologist and an Infectious Disease specialist, her clinical interests focus on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. She deals with all aspects of the healthcare setting to reduce the transmission of multidrug resistant organisms and prevent patients or staff from acquiring a healthcare-associated infection through surveillance, conducting outbreak investigations, development of policies, audits, teaching, providing advice and consultation, and leading quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. Mayer received her Bachelor of Science Degree from William Smith College. She received training in medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In the past, Dr. Mayer served as Chair of the Utah Healthcare Associated Infection Work Group and she currently has a state leadership role as Chair of the Utah Healthcare Infection Prevention Governance Committee. She is a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and serves on this organization's Guidelines Writing Committee as well as their Expert Antimicrobial Utilization Consultation Panel.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Epidemiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Epidemiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6667 School of Medicine
Division of Clinical Epidemiology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Jeanmarie Mayer, MD, is the Hospital Epidemiologist for the University of Utah Health Care Hospitals and Clinics and has a leadership role in the state as Chair of the Utah Healthcare Infection Prevention Governance Committee. As a Healthcare Epidemiologist and an Infectious Disease specialist, her research interests include developing and evaluating surveillance systems for healthcare associated infections, studying the transmission of and risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in both acute care and long term care facilities, and in systems redesign to improve processes to prevent healthcare associated infections.

Dr. Mayer participated in the CDC Prevention Epicenter Program which led to several articles in peer reviewed journals, from a project she led in evaluating inter-rater reliability in identifying nosocomial infections as well as partaking in a multicenter study for surveillance of Clostridium difficile. Her work studying the transmission and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection continues within the VA Prevention Epicenter Program. She has also successfully led a CDC funded project with Information Technology and Pharmacy at the University of Utah on Building Epidemiology, Laboratory, and Health Information Systems Capacity through Antimicrobial Use Surveillance.

Dr. Mayer is particularly interested in local projects focused on behavior and culture change to improve patient safety. She is actively participating in a comprehensive unit-based safety program with other healthcare professionals at the University of Utah. Dr. Mayer is collaborating with University of Utah Human Factors Experts from the Department of Psychology in redesigning equipment to increase adherence to best practices with central line maintenance. She has published a major article on a hospital-wide multimodal intervention that led to sustained improvement in healthcare worker hand hygiene practices and is currently developing effective tools to facilitate front line staff investigation of healthcare associated infections.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pathology
Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Infectious Disease
Fellow
Research Fellow Hartford Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease
Research Fellow
Residency Hartford Hospital
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship Hartford Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Rochester
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate William Smith College
B.S.
Postdoctoral Training University of Utah School of Medicine
Biomedical Informatics
Postdoctoral Training

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Donskey CJ, Sunkesula VC, Jencson AL, Stone ND, Gould CV, McDonald LC, Samore M, Mayer J, Pacheco S, Sambol S, Petrella L, Terry D, Gerding DN (2014). Utility of a commercial PCR assay and a clinical prediction rule for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in asymptomatic carriers. J Clin Microbiol, 52(1), 315-8.
  2. Fata B, Carruthers CA, Gibson G, Watkins SC, Gottlieb D, Mayer JE, Sacks MS (2013). Regional structural and biomechanical alterations of the ovine main pulmonary artery during postnatal growth. J Biomech Eng, 135(2), 021022.
  3. Donskey CJ, Sunkesula VC, Jencson AL, Stone ND, Gould CV, McDonald LC, Samore M, Mayer J, Pacheco S, Sambol S, Petrella L, Terry D, Gerding DN (2013). Utility of a Commercial Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay and a Clinical Prediction Rule for Detection of Asymptomatic Carriers of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile. J Clin Microbiol.
  4. Mayer J, Greene T, Howell J, Ying J, Rubin MA, Trick WE, Samore MH (2012). Agreement in classifying bloodstream infections among multiple reviewers conducting surveillance. Clin Infect Dis, 55(3), 364-70.
  5. Mayer J, Mooney B, Gundlapalli A, Harbarth S, Stoddard GJ, Rubin MA, Eutropius L, Brinton B, Samore MH (2011). Dissemination and sustainability of a hospital-wide hand hygiene program emphasizing positive reinforcement. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 32(1), 59-66.
  6. Mayer J, Shen S, South BR, Meystre S, Friedlin FJ, Samore MH (2009). Creation of an Annotation Schema and a Reference Standard for De-identification of VA Electronic Clinical Notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc.
  7. Rubin MA, Mayer J, Greene T, Sauer BC, Hota B, Trick W, Jernigan JA, Samore MH (2008). An agent-based model for evaluating surveillance methods for catheter-related bloodstream infection. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 631-5.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Mayer J, Shen S, South BR, Meystre S, Friedlin FJ, Ray WR, Samore M (Nov 2009). Inductive creation of an annotation schema and a reference standard for de-identification of VA electronic clinical notes. AMIA, 2009, 416-420.
  2. Gundlapalli A, Doyle G, Sanchez J, Connelly C, Mooney B, Eutropius L, Mayer J, Rubin M, Babitz (2007). Improving Health Care Worker Staffing During an Influenza Pandemic: Insights from a Hospital-Based On-Line Survey. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 17th Annual Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  3. Samore M, Mayer J (2007). Use of Survival Analysis to Evaluate Mechanisms of Transmission of Hospital Acquired-Clostridium difficile. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 17th Annual, Baltimore, MD.

Abstract

  1. Jones, M, Ying, J, Greene, T, Leecaster, M, Huttner, B, Mayer, J, Rubin, M, Samore, M (2011). Analysis of MRSA Transmission Dynamics in the Veterans Affairs System [Abstract]. Annual Scientific Meeting of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
  2. Mayer J, Howell J, Weir CR, Rubin MA, Greene T, Samore MH (2011). Use of electronic reporting and annotations by Infection Preventionists to describe differences in the application of surveillance criteria [Abstract]. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
  3. Mayer J, Howell J, Greene T, Rubin M, Ray W, Nordberg B, Hayden C, Nechodom P, Samore M (2010). Assessing Inter-rater reliability of surveillance decisions by infection preventionists [Abstract]. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
  4. Wallace CJ, Mayer J, Eutropious L, Matthews L, Wiggins JB, Matherly A, Samore M (2010). Journal of Clinical Microbiology [Abstract]. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
  5. Mayer J, South B, Eutropius L, Mooney B, Brinton B, Rubin M, Samore M (2006). Application of a Geographical Information System (GIS) to Enhance Hospital-Wide Surveillance for Clostridium Difficile [Abstract]. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology.
  6. Mayer J, Mooney B, Gundlapalli A, Eutropius L, Brinton B, Rubin M, Stockdale W, Stoddard G, Samore M (1/1/2006). Cumulative Benefits of a Hand Hygiene Intervention Based on Ongoing Performance Feedback and an Annually Updated Positive Reinforcement Program [Abstract]. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2005 Annual Meeting.
  7. Mayer J, Mooney B, Gundlapalli A, Eutropius L, Brinton B, Rubin M, Stockdale W, and Samore M (2005). Cumulative benefits of a hand hygiene interention based on ongoing performance feedback and an annually updated positive reinforcement program [Abstract]. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Poster

  1. Huttner B, Jones M, Mayer J, Rubin M, Samore M (2011). Antimycotic use in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers between 2006 and 2010. Poster session presented at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL.
  2. Huttner B, Jones M, Mayer J, Rubin M, Samore M (2011). Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2005 Annual Meeting. Poster session presented at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL.
  3. Wallace CJ, Mayer J, Eutropius L, Matthews L, Wiggins JB, Matherly A, Samore M (2010). Observing infection prevention adherence in complex wound care. Poster session presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Atlanta.
  4. Mayer J, Markewitz B, Egbert L, Wallace CJ, Samore MH (2009). Use of a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and A3 thinking to improve care of central venous catheters. Poster session presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, San Diego.
  5. Greene T, Samore MH, Mayer J, Sauer B, Rubin MA (2008). Objective simplified surveillance criteria improve comparisons of central line associated bloodstream infection (CLA-BSI) rates between institutions. Poster session presented at VA Health Services Research and Development Service, Washington.
  6. Mayer J, Eutropius L, Abouzelof R, Taylor C, Mooney B, Wynkoop D, Horne S, Rolfs R, Samore M, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program (2008). Surveillance Practices for Central Line Associated-Bloodstream Infections (CLA-BSI) in Utah Prior to Mandatory Reporting. Poster session presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, Orlando.
  7. Mayer J, South B, Mooney B, Leecaster M, Deryke CA, Alexander DP, Rubin MA, Dubberke ER, and Samore MH (2008). Surveillance of Clodtridium difficile-associate diseases (CDAD) based on toxin enzyme immunoassay (EIA) results: did a problem with testing lead to an pseudo-epidemic? Poster session presented at 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Orlando, FL.
  8. Mayer J, South B, Mooney B, DeRyke CA, Alexander DP, Rubin M, Dubberke ER, Samore M, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program (2008). Surveillance of Clostridium difficile-Associated Disease (CDAD) Based on Toxin Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) Results: Did a problem with testing lead to a pseudo-epidemic? Poster session presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, Orlando.
  9. Mayer J, South B, Evans S, Westenskow, Samore M (2007). Hazard of Acquiring Hospital Associated-Clostridium Difficile Infection with Exposure to Contaminated Environments. Poster session presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, Baltimore.

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