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Jeanmarie Mayer, M.D.

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  • English

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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

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