Faculty Profile

Laura  Power, M.D., M.P.H.

Laura Power, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Director, Preventive Medicine Residency
  • Director, Office of Public Health Practice
  • Director, Region V Public Health Training Center
  • M5224 SPH II
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
  • Direct patient-related calls to the Infectious Diseases Clinic at (734) 647-5899.

Dr. Power is a Clinical Associate of Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the School of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Preventive Medicine Residency, the Office of Public Health Practice, and the Region V Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, followed by infectious diseases fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and later completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Power practiced at Henry Ford Health System as an infectious diseases physician where she also served as the Medical Director for Infection Prevention. Her research interests include vaccine-preventable diseases, communicable diseases epidemiology, infection prevention, and public health.

  • EPID607: Communicable Diseases in Public Health Practice

  • B.A., Albion College, Albion, MI 1998
  • M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 2002
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 2002-2005
  • Chief Medical Resident, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 2005-2006
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2006-2008
  • MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 2015
  • Preventive Medicine Residency, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 2014-2016

  • Johnson LE, D’Agata EM, Paterson DL, Clarke L, Qureshi ZA, Potoski BA, Peleg AY. Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia over a 10-year period: multidrug resistance and outcomes in transplant recipients.  Transplant Infect Dis. 2009 Jun; 11(3):227-34.
  • Nystrom SC, Wells EV, Pokharna HS, Johnson LE, Najjar MA, Mamou FM, Rudrik JT, Miller CE, Boulton ML.  Botulism toxemia following laparoscopic appendectomy. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 15; 54(4):e32-4. Epub 2011 Dec 5.
  • Doi Y, Park YS, Rivera JI, Adams-Haduch JM, Hingwe A, Sordillo EM, Lewis JS, Howard WJ, Johnson LE, Polsky B, Jorgensen JH, Richter SS, Shutt KA, Paterson DL.  Community-associated extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli infection in the United States.   Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Mar; 56(5):641-8.
  • CL Moore, A Besarab, M Ajluni, V Soi, EL Peterson, LE Johnson, MJ Zervos, E Adams, J Yee.  Comparative effectiveness of two catheter locking solutions to reduce catheter related bloodstream infection in hemodialysis patients: a multicenter, observational, cohort study.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jul; 9(7):1232-9.
  • Echaiz JF, Veras L, Zervos M, Dubberke E, Johnson L.  Hospital roommates and development of health care-onset Clostridium difficile infection.  Am J Infect Control. 2014;Oct;42(10)1109-11.
  • Bazan JA, Peterson AS, Kirkcaldy RD, Briere ED, Maierhofer C, Turner AN, Licon DB, Parker N, Dennison A, Ervin M, Johnson L, Weberman B, Hackert P, Wang X, Kretz CB, Abrams AJ, Trees DL, Del Rio C, Stephens DS, Tzeng YL, DiOrio M, Roberts MW. Notes from the Field: Increase in Neisseria meningitides-associated urethritis among men at two sentinel clinics – Columbus, Ohio, and Oakland County, Michigan, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Jun 3;65(21):550-2.

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Michigan Infectious Diseases Society
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
  • Michigan Association of Preventive Medicine and Public Health Physicians

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