Faculty Profile

Janet R. Gilsdorf, M.D.

Janet R. Gilsdorf, M.D.

  • Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
  • Medical School Department of Pediatrics
  • L2225 Women's Hospital
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0244

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Service, CS Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Director, Molecular and Cellular Biology in Pediatrics Training Program, Ann Arbor, MI
Co-director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Ann Arbor, MI

  • M.D., , University of Nebraska, 1970
  • B.S., in Medicine, University of North Dakota, 1968
  • B.A., in Chemistry, North Dakota State University, 1966

  • Dynamics in upper respiratory bacterial flora among children who attend day care centers and among healthy adults
    Evolution of H. influenzae during asymptomatic carriage
    Identification of virulence factors associated with otitis media and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused by H. influenzae

  • Erwin, A.L., Sandstedt, S.A., Bonthius, P.J., Geelhood, J.L., Nelson, K.L., Unrath, W.C.T., Diggle, M.A., Theodore, M.J., Pleatman, C.R., Mothershed, E.A., Sacchi, C.T., Mayer, L.W., Gilsdorf, J.R., Smith, A.L.. (2008). Evidence for clonality of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae. Journal of Bacteriology 1473-83.
  • McCrea, K.W., Xie, J., LaCross, N., Patel, M., Mukundan, M., Marrs, C.F., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2008). Relationships of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae with hemolytic and non-hemolytic Haemophilus haemolyticus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 406-16.
  • Xiang, Zuoshuang; Todd, Thomas; Ku, Kimberly; Kovacic, Bethany; Larson, Charles; Chen, Fang; Hodges, Andrew; Tian, Yuying; Olenzek, Elizabeth; Zhao, Boyang; Colby, Lesley; Rush, Howard; Gilsdorf, Janet; Jourdian, George; He, Yongqun (2008). VIOLIN: Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network. Nucleic Acids Research D923-8.
  • Mukundan, D., Ecevit, I.Z., Patel, M., Marrs, C. R., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2007). Pharyngeal colonization dynamics of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus haemolyticus in healthy adult carriers. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 3207-3217.
  • Berrens, Z.J., Marrs, C.F., Pettigrew, M.M., Sandstedt, S.A., Patel, M., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2007). Genetic diversity of paired middle ear and pharyngeal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae isolates from children with acute otitis media. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 3764-3767.
  • Syed, S.S., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2007). Prevalence of hicAB, lav, traA, and hifBC among non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae middle ear and throat strains. FEMS Microbiology Letters 180-183.
  • Juliao, P., Marrs, C.F., Xie, J., McCrea, K.W., Gilsdorf J.R. (2007). Association of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae histidine biosynthetic genes and otitis media. Journal of Bacteriology 4994-5001.
  • Xie, J., Juliao, P., Gilsdorf, J.R., Ghosh,D., Patel, M., Marrs, C.F. (2006). Identification of ten new genetic regions found more frequently in strains of nontypeable H. influenzae that cause otitis media. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 4316-25.
  • Erwin, A.L., Bonthuuis, P.J., Geelhood, J.L., Nelson, K.L., McCrea, K.W., Gilsdorf, J.R., Smith, A.L. (2006). Heterogeneity in tandem octanucleotides within Haemophilus influenzae lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis gene losA affects serum resistance. Infection and Immunity 3408-3414.
  • Barbosa-Cesnik, C., Farjo, R.A., McCoy, S., Patel, M., Foxman, B., Gilsdorf, JR. (2006). Predictors for Haemophilus influenzae colonization, antibiotic resistance and for sharing in children attending 16 licensed day care centers in Michigan. Pediatric and Infectious Disease Journal 219-223.

  • American Pediatric Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics