Infection Prevention in Aging Research Group

Research Team


Karen Jones, MPH, RN, CIC

Research Associate / Project Coordinator

Ms. Jones is certified in Infection & Control with 9 years of infection prevention experience. Her background includes emergency/trauma nursing. She will work with project stakeholders and key leaders to improve collaboration between acute care and long-term care facilities.

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Bonnie Lansing, LPN

Research Nurse / Project Coordinator

Ms. Lansing has many years of experience as a clinical nurse, and more than 10 years as a research nurse in the nursing home setting.  She is the key liaison between the study team and facilities’ infection prevention team, and coordinates all aspects of study field work.


Marco Cassone, MD, PhD

Research Lab Manager

Dr. Cassone has many years of experience in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases research. He has described and managed infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, characterized MRSA and fungal outbreaks in hospital settings, and developed innovative techniques to detect antimicrobial resistance genes. Dr. Cassone performs identification, resistance and molecular laboratory testing and is involved in patient sample collection and data analysis.