Infection Prevention in Aging Research Group

Past Research Team Members

Sara Neill

2012 School of Medicine MSTAR intern

Ms. Neill, a M3 medical student, aims to evaluate the epidemiology of urinary tract infections in older adults with different types of urinary catheters.

Erika Flannery, Ph.D, MPH

School of Public Health

Dr. Flannery has worked in Dr. Mody’s lab on several projects related to molecular characterization and epidemiology of MDROs with a focus on aging populations


Mody L, Flannery E, Bielaczyk A, Bradley SF. Molecular characterization of prolonged Staphylococcus aureus colonization in nursing homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006; 27:212-4. (IF: 3.7)


Flannery EL, Mody L, Mobley H. Identification of a modular pathogenicity island that is widespread among urease-producing uropathogens and shares features with a diverse group of mobile elements. Infect and Immun 2009;77:4887-94. (IF: 4.1)


Dommeti P, Wang L, Flannery E, Mody L. Patterns of ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin-resistant Gram negative bacteria colonization in nursing home residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiology 2011;32:177-80. (IF: 3.7)


Flannery E, Wang L, Zoellner S, Foxman B, Mobley H, Mody L. Wounds, functional disability, and indwelling devices are associated with cocolonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci in southeast Michigan. Clin Infect Dis 2011,53:1215-22. (IF: 9.1)


Wang L, Lansing B, Symons K, Flannery E, McNamara S, Mody L. Attributable risk of infections in long-term care facilities: role of indwelling devices, Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2012;31:1797-804.