Infection Prevention in Aging Research Group

Past Research Team Members

Amanda Horcher

“Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii colonization in nursing home residents with indwelling devices”.

Acinetobacter baumannii is no longer a pathogen limited to intensive care units. Skilled nursing facilities and longterm-care facilities have both seen a rise in incidence of A. baumannii, as many of the residents are older and require use of an indwelling device. Ms. Horcher, an MPH candidate, is evaluating the risk factors for A. baumannii colonization in sub-acute care facilities.