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Makoto M. Jones, M.D., M.S.

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Bio

My clinical interests lie primarily in the diagnosis and treatment of nosocomial pathogens and evidence-based prescription of antimicrobials.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Epidemiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Infec Disease)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology/Nosocomial Infections
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Health Services Research
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • Medical Informatics
  • Infection Control

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Epidemiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Infec Disease)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 582-1565 Ext 4474 VA - Building #2
Division of Epidemiology
500 S Foothill Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Academic Bio

My research efforts to date have been directed toward applied informatics and the epidemiology of infectious nosocomial pathogens and my work has involved the extraction and validation of microbiology and antimicrobial across all Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. I am currently using these data to investigate models of transmission for nosocomial pathogens and develop metrics of antimicrobial prescription quality.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Investigation
M.S.
Fellowship University of Utah
Infectious Diseases
Fellow
Residency University of Washington
Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Microbiology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Jones M, Ying J, Huttner B, Evans M, Maw M, Nielson C, Rubin MA, Greene T, Samore MH (2014). Relationships between the importation, transmission, and nosocomial infections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an observational study of 112 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Clin Infect Dis, 58(1), 32-9.
  2. Fridkin S, Baggs J, Fagan R, Magill S, Pollack LA, Malpiedi P, Slayton R, Khader K, Rubin MA, Jones M, Samore MH, Dumyati G, Dodds-Ashley E, Meek J, Yousey-Hindes K, Jernigan J, Shehab N, Herrera R, McDonald CL, Schneider A, Srinivasan A (2014). Vital signs: improving antibiotic use among hospitalized patients. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 63(9), 194-200.
  3. Jones M, Huttner B, Leecaster M, Huttner A, Damal K, Tanner W, Nielson C, Rubin MA, Goetz MB, Madaras-Kelly K, Samore MH (2014). Does universal active MRSA surveillance influence anti-MRSA antibiotic use? A retrospective analysis of the treatment of patients admitted with suspicion of infection at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers between 2005 and 2010.LID - dku299 [pii]. J Antimicrob Chemother.
  4. Madaras-Kelly K, Jones M, Remington R, Hill N, Huttner B, Samore M (2014). Development of an antibiotic spectrum score based on veterans affairs culture and susceptibility data for the purpose of measuring antibiotic de-escalation: a modified Delphi approach. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 35(9), 1103-13.
  5. Nelson RE, Stevens VW, Jones M, Samore MH, Rubin MA (Conditional acceptance 7/31/2014). Healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections increase the risk of post-discharge mortality. Am J Infect Control.
  6. Huttner B, Jones M, Huttner A, Rubin M, Samore MH (2013). Antibiotic prescription practices for pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections and urinary tract infections throughout the US Veterans Affairs system. J Antimicrob Chemother, 68(10), 2393-9.
  7. Rubin MA, Jones M, Leecaster M, Khader K, Ray W, Huttner A, Huttner B, Toth D, Sablay T, Borotkanics RJ, Gerding DN, Samore MH (2013). A simulation-based assessment of strategies to control Clostridium difficile transmission and infection. PLoS One, 8(11), e80671.
  8. Jones M, Ying J, Huttner B, Evans M, Maw M, Nielson C, Rubin MA, Greene T, Samore MH (2013). Relationships Between the Importation, Transmission, and Nosocomial Infections of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: An Observational Study of 112 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Clin Infect Dis.
  9. Jones M, Huttner B, Madaras-Kelly K, Nechodom K, Nielson C, Bidwell Goetz M, Neuhauser MM, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2012). Parenteral to oral conversion of fluoroquinolones: low-hanging fruit for antimicrobial stewardship programs? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 33(4), 362-7.
  10. Jones M, DuVall SL, Spuhl J, Samore MH, Nielson C, Rubin M (2012). Identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus within the nation's Veterans Affairs medical centers using natural language processing. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 12(1), 34.
  11. Huttner B, Jones M, Rubin MA, Neuhauser MM, Gundlapalli A, Samore M (2012). Drugs of last resort? The use of polymyxins and tigecycline at US Veterans Affairs medical centers, 2005-2010. PLoS One, 7(5), e36649.
  12. Huttner B, Jones M, Rubin MA, Madaras-Kelly K, Nielson C, Goetz MB, Neuhauser MM, Samore MH (2012). Double trouble: how big a problem is redundant anaerobic antibiotic coverage in Veterans Affairs medical centres? J Antimicrob Chemother, 67(6), 1537-9.
  13. Jones MM, DuVall SL, Spuhl J, Samore MH, Nielson C, Rubin M (2012). Extraction of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Data from the Nation's Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. BMC Med Informat Decis Making, 12, 34.
  14. Jones M, Samore MH, Carter M, Rubin MA (2012). Long-term care facilities in Utah: a description of human and information technology resources applied to infection control practice. Am J Infect Control, 40(5), 446-50.
  15. Jones MM, Samore MH, Carter M, Rubin MA (2011 Sep 2010 [Epub ahead of print]). Long-Term-Care Facilities in Utah: A Description of Human and Information Technology Resources Applied to Infection Control Practice. Am J Infect Control.
  16. South BR, Shen S, Jones M, Garvin J, Samore MH, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli AV (2009). Developing a manually annotated clinical document corpus to identify phenotypic information for inflammatory bowel disease. BMC Bioinformatics, 10 Suppl 9, S12.
  17. South BR, Shen S, Jones M, Garvin J, Samore MH, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli AV (2009). Developing a manually annotated clinical document corpus to identify phenotypic information for inflammatory bowel disease. Summit on Translat Bioinforma, 2009, 1-32.
  18. Nelson RE, Jones M, Liu CF, Samore MH, Evans ME, Graves N, Lee B, Rubin MA (Submitted 7/9/2014). The impact of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections on post-discharge costs and utilization. J Hosp Infect.
  19. Nelson RE, Jones M, Leecaster M, Ray W, Huttner A, Huttner B, Khader K, Stevens V, Gerding D, Samore MH, Rubin MA (Revise and resubmit 8/11/2014). An economic analysis of strategies to control Clostridium difficile transmission and infection using an agent-based simulation model. PLoS ONE.
  20. Nelson RE, Jones M, Liu CF, Samore MH, Evans ME, Graves N, Lee B, Rubin MA (In Preparation). Avoiding time-dependent bias in estimating the attributable cost of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.

Conference Proceedings

  1. South BR, Shen S, Jones M, Garvin J, Samore MH, Chapman WW Gundlapalli AV (2009). Applying Annotation Methods to Large Repositories of Electronic Clinical Documents to extract Phenotypic Information: Where Should We Start the Search? American Medical Informatics Association – Second Annual Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, San Francisco, Spring2009.
  2. South BR, Shen S, Jones M, Garvin J, Samore MH, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli AV (2009). Developing a manually annotated clinical document corpus to identify phenotypic information for inflammatory bowel disease. Summit on Translat Bioinforma, 2009(Mar 1), 1-32.

Abstract

  1. Jones M, Huttner B, Huttner A, Nielson C, Samore M, Rubin MA (10/19/2012). Can Active Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance Increase Vancomycin Use? A Retrospective Analysis of Antibiotic Use and Microbiology Data from 129 Veterans Affairs Hospitals between 2005 and 2010 [Abstract]. IDWeek 2012.
  2. Jones M, Huttner B, Nechodom K, Nielson C, Rubin M, Samore M (10/20/2012). Rapid Turnaround Time and Improved Adoption of PCR for Admission Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening at Veterans Affairs Hospitals [Abstract]. ID Week 2012.
  3. Jones, M, Ying, J, Greene, T, Leecaster, M, Huttner, B, Mayer, J, Rubin, M, Samore, M (04/2011). Analysis of MRSA Transmission Dynamics in the Veterans Affairs System [Abstract]. Annual Scientific Meeting of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
  4. Jones, M, Rubin, M, Greene, T, Leecaster, M, Spuhl, J, Nielson, C, Evans, M, Jain, R, Samore, M (10/2011). Comparing the Performance of Clinical History of MRSA vs. Active Surveillance at Individual and Hospital Ward Levels [Abstract]. Infectious Disease Society of America Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  5. Jones, M, DuVall, SL, Spuhl, J, Samore, MH, Nielson, C, Rubin, M (02/2011). Extraction of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Data from the Nations' Veterans Affairs Medical Centers [Abstract].
  6. Jones, M, Huttner, B, Mayer, J, Rubin, M, Madaras-Kelly, M, Samore, M (04/2011). Variation of Inpatient Antibiotic Use in Acute Care Facilities of the Veterans Health Administration between 2005 and 2009 [Abstract]. Annual Scientific Meeting of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
  7. Jones, M, Leecaster, M, Ford, L, Spuhl, J, Howell, J, Nechodom, P, Samore, M, Rubin, M (10/2010). Bias Over Time When Human Reviewers Diagnose Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) [Abstract].
  8. Jones MM, Samore MH, Nechodom P, Rubin MA (2010). Comparison of Automated and Manual Methods of Estimating Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Rates. SHEA. Atlanta. Accepted as a poster [Abstract].
  9. South BR, Shen S, Jones MM, Garvin J, Samore MH, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli AV (2009). Applying Annotation Methods to VA Clinical Documents: Where Should We Start the Search? AMIA. Orlando, Florida. Accepted and presented as a poster by Brett South [Abstract].
  10. South BR, Shen S, Jones M, Garvin J, Samore MH, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli AV (2009). Developing a manually annotated clinical document corpus to identify phenotypic information for inflammatory bowel disease [Abstract]. BMC Bioinformatics, 10(9), S12.
  11. Jones MM, Samore MH, Nechodom P, Rubin MA (2009). Surveillance for hospital-acquired VRE and MRPA infections using electronic algorithms. Infectious Disease Society of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Accepted as a poster. Received IDSA fellow’s travel grant [Abstract].
  12. Shen S, South BR, Jones MM, Garvin JH, Samore MH, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli AV (2009). Using Open Source Tools to Build an Annotated Corpora for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. AMIA. Orlando, FA. Accepted and presented as a poster by Shuying Shen [Abstract].
  13. Jones MM, Samore MH, Jernigan JA, OConnor-Wright S, Nechodom P, Rubin M (2008). Surveillance for hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) infections using electronic algorithms. SHEA. San Diego. Accepted and oral presentation delivered by Makoto Jones 3/21/09 [Abstract]. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Conference.

Poster

  1. Nelson RE, Jones M, Liu CF, Samore MH, Evans ME, Graves N, Lee B, Rubin MA (2014). ?The impact of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections on post-discharge healthcare costs and utilization. Poster session presented at IDWeek, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Nelson RE, Jones M, Liu CF, Samore MH, Evans ME, Graves N, Lee B, Rubin MA (2014). Avoiding time-dependent bias in estimating the attributable cost of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Poster session presented at IDWeek, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Nelson RE, Stevens V, Jones M, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2014). Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Poster session presented at IDWeek, Philadelphia, PA.
  4. Nelson RE, Jones M, Leecaster M, Ray W, Huttner A, Huttner B, Khader K, Campo J, Gerding D, Samore M, Rubin MA (2013). Using an agent-based simulation model to conduct an economic analysis of strategies to control Clostridium difficile transmission and infection. Poster session presented at IDWeek, San Francisco, CA.
  5. Huttner, B, Jones, M, Madaras-Kelly, K, Nechodom, K, Nielson, C, Goetz, MB, Neuhauser, M, Samore, MH, Rubin, MA (7/16/2012). Parenteral to Oral Conversion of Fluoroquinolones: Low-Hanging Fruit for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs? Poster session presented at VA Health Services Research and Development, Washington, D.C..
  6. Huttner, B, Jones, M, Madaras-Kelly, K, Nechodom, K, Nielson, C, Goetz, MB, Neuhauser, M, Samore, MH, Rubin, MA (7/16/2012). Parenteral to Oral Conversion of Fluoroquinolones: Low-Hanging Fruit for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs? Poster session presented at VA Health Services Research and Development, Washington, D.C..
  7. Jones MM, Samore MH, Nechodom P, Rubin MA (2009). Surveillance for hospital-acquired VRE and MRPA infections using electronic algorithms. Poster session presented at 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Philidelphia, PA.

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