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Ebbing Lautenbach MD, MPH, MSCE
Dr. Lautenbach is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics (CCEB), Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, and Fellow in the Institute on Aging, all at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lautenbach is the Associate Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CCEB) for Educational Programs and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance in healthcare and community settings. He is particularly interested in the relationship between patterns of antibiotic utilization and antimicrobial resistance as well as the impact of antibiotic resistance on clinical and economic outcomes. Dr. Lautenbach is an Associate Editor for Annals of Internal Medicine, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

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Mikanatha N, Welliver DP, Rohn DD, Julian KG, Lautenbach E.: Use of the web by state and territorial health departments to promote reporting of infectious disease. JAMA 2004;291:1069-70

Hyle EP, Lipworth AD, Zaoutis TE, Nachamkin I, Bilker WB, Lautenbach E.: Impact of inadequate initial antibiotic therapy on mortality in infections due to extended spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: Variability by site of infection. Archives of Internal Medicine 2005;165:1375-80

Lautenbach E, Metlay JP, Bilker WB, Edelstein PH, Fishman NO.: Association between fluoroquinolone resistance and mortality in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae infections: The role of inadequate empirical antimicrobial therapy. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2005;41:923-9

Lautenbach E, Fishman NO, Metlay JP, Mao X, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Nachamkin I. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of fecal Escherichia coli isolates with decreased susceptibility to fluoroquinolones: Results from a large hospital-based surveillance initiative. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2006;194:79-85

Gasink LB, Blumberg EA, Localio AR, Desai SS, Israni AK, Lautenbach E. Hepatitis C virus seropositivity and survival in heart transplant recipients. JAMA 2006;296:1843-50

Lautenbach E. Expanding the universe of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention. Ann Intern Med 2008;148:474-6Lautenbach E, Saint S, Henderson DK, Harris AD. Initial response of health care institutions to emergence of H1N1 influenza: experiences, obstacles, and perceived future needs. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2010;50:523-7

Contact:
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine
825 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Phone: (215) 898-6977
Fax: (215) 573-5315
Email: ebbing@mail.med.upenn.edu

Education:
Medical School: Columbia University
School of Public Health:Columbia University
Clinical Epidemiology: University of Pennsylvania

ID Training: University of Pennsylvania
Academic Rank: Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology