Dr. Betsy Foxman is the Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID), and Director of the Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) training grant funded by Burroughs Wellcome. Dr. Foxman received her Bachelor's of Science in Conservation of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and MSPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. She has been at Michigan since 1984.
Dr. Foxman studies the transmission, pathogenesis, ecology and evolution of infectious agents, with an emphasis on transmission. She researches the transmission of antibiotic resistance among bacteria, of bacteria among individuals, and the population transmission system using molecular biologic, epidemiologic, and ecologic approaches. Her studies have demonstrated sexual transmission of uropathogenic E. coli, and sexual transmission of Group B Streptococcus. Currently she is characterizing the role of oral and vaginal microbiota in pre-term birth, the dynamics of oral microbiota and risk of dental caries, and investigating transmission of antibiotic resistance among E. coli and Group B Streptococcus. Additional projects include studies of viral infection and bacterial pneumonia, characterizing biofilm growth on medical devices, and determining the effectiveness of cranberries in preventing urinary tract infections.
- De Lastours V, Malosh RE, Aiello AE, Foxman B. Prevalence of Escherichia coli carriage in the oropharynx of ambulatory children and adults with and without upper respiratory symptoms. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2015;12(3):461-3.
- Dombecki C, Shah MM, Eke-Usim A, Akkina SR,, Ahrens M, Sturm L, Washer L, Foxman B. The impact of role models on hand hygiene compliance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015; 16:1-3.
- Foxman B, Martin ET. A primer on the microbiome for the practice of epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol 2015; 182:1-8.
- Luo TL, Rickard AH, Srinivasan U, Kaye KS, Foxman B. Association of blaOXA-23 and bap with the persistence of Acinetobacter baumannii within a major healthcare system. Frontiers in Microbiol 2015;6:article 182. PMC4357298
- Mody L, Gibson KE, Horcher A, Prenovost K, McNamara SE, Foxman B, Kaye KS< Bradley S. Prevalence of and risk factors for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter bamannii colonization among high-risk nursing home residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 [in press].
- Foxman B, Cronenwett AEW, Spino C, Berger MB, Morgan DM. Cranberry juice capsules and urinary tract infection post surgery: Results of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial among women undergoing elective gynecologic surgery. Am J Obste Gyne 2015; 213:194. PMID: 25882919.
- Greene C, Vadlamudi G, Eisenberg M, Foxman B, Koopman J, Xi C. Fomite-fingerpad transfer efficiency (pick-up and deposit) of Acinetobacter baumannii with and without a latex glove. Am J Infect Control 2015; [in press]
- Neiswanger K, McNeil DW, Foxman B, Govil M, Cooper M, Weyant RJ, Shaffer J, Crout R, Simhan HN, Beach S, Chapman S, Zovko J, Brown L, Strotmeyer S, Maurer J, Marazita ML. Oral Health in a Sample of Pregnant Women from Northern Appalachia (2011-2015). Internat J Dentistry 2015; [in press]
- Zhang L, Levy K, Trueba G, Cevallos W, Trostle J, Foxman B, Marrs C, Eisenberg J. The effects of selection pressure and genetic association on the relationship between antibiotic resistance and virulence in Escherichia coli. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015 [in press].
- Shrestha S, Foxman B, Berus J, van Panhuis WG, Steiner C, Viboud C, Rohani P. The role of influenza in the epidemiology pneumonia. Scientifc Reports 2015 [in press].