Betsy Foxman, PhD
- Professor, Epidemiology
- Director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
- Director, Certificate Program in Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention and Control, and have studies of antibiotic
resistance among hospital acquired infections
- M5108 SPH II
- 1415 Washington Heights
- Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
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), Director of the Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program, and Director of the Certificate Program in Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention and Control (CHIP) at the University of Michigan. Foxman received her Bachelor of Science in Conservation of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and MSPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health. Foxman studies the transmission, pathogenesis, ecology, and evolution of infectious agents with an emphasis on transmission. Current research projects include studies of the interactions between viral infections and microbiota, vaginal microbiota and pre-term birth, the oral microbiota and dental health, and epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
- PhD, in Public Health- Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983
- M.S.P.H., in Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980
- B.S., in Conservation of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
Research Interests & Projects
- Molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly how the human microbiota interacts with pathogens leading to recurring urinary tract infections, otitis media, lactation mastitis and vaginitis. Other interests include sexual behavior, antibiotic resistance and translation of epidemiologic information to policy.
Foxman, B., Molecular tools and infectious disease epidemiology. Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier) 2012. ISBN 978-0-12-374133-2.
Foxman, B., Martin, E.T., A primer on the microbiome for the practice of epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol 2015; 182:1-8.
Foxman, B., Cronenwett, A.E.W., Spino, C., Berger, M.B., Morgan, D.M. 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.
Lo, Y., Zhang, L., Foxman, B., Zollner, S., Whole-genome sequencing of uropathogenic Escherichia coli reveals long evolutionary history of diversity and virulence. Infect Genet Evol 2015 [Epublished ahead of print] PMID: 26112070.
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; [Epublished ahead of print] PMID: 26141689.
Shrestha, S., Foxman, B., Berus, J., van Panhuis, W.G., Steiner, C., Viboud, C., Rohani, P., The role of influenza in the epidemiology pneumonia. Scientific Reports 2015; 5:15314. PMID: 26486591.
Blanco, N., Eisenberg, M.C., Stillwell, T., Foxman, B., What transmission precautions best control influenza spread in hospital? Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 1;183(11):1045-54. PMID: 27188950
Foxman, B., Luo, T., Srinivasan, U., Ramadugu, K., Wen, A., Goldberg, D., Shedden, K., Crout, R., McNeil, D.W., Weyant, R., Marazita, M.L. The effects of family, dentition, and dental caries on the salivary microbiome. Ann Epidemiol. 2016 May;26(5):348-54. PMID: 27157862
Graham, S.E., Zhang, L., Ali, I., Cho, Y.K., Ismail, M.D., Carlson, H.A., Foxman, B., Prevalence of CTX-M extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and sequence type 131 in Korean blood, urine, and rectal Escherichia coli isolates. Infect Genet Evol. 2016 Jul;41:292-5. PMID: 27101781
Cao, J., Min, L., Lansing, B., Foxman, B., Mody, L., Multidrug-Resistant Organisms on Patients' Hands: A Missed Opportunity. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 1;176(5):705-6. PMID: 26974592
- American Public Health Association (Chair, Epidemiology Section, 2000-2001)
- American College of Epidemiology (Executive Board Member, 2001-2003; President 2005-2006)
- Fellow, Infectious Disease Society of America
- Society for Epidemiology Research
- American Epidemiology Society