Janet R. Gilsdorf, M.D.

Janet Gilsdorf

Professor of Epidemiology

Professor Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Medical School Department of Pediatrics      Vcard icon
L2225 Women's Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0244

Office: (734) 763-2440; Fax: (734) 936-7635

E-mail: gilsdorf@umich.edu

Professional Summary

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Service, CS Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Director, Molecular and Cellular Biology in Pediatrics Training Program, Ann Arbor, MI

Co-director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Ann Arbor, MI


M.D., University of Nebraska, 1970
B.S., in Medicine, University of North Dakota, 1968
B.A., in Chemistry, North Dakota State University, 1966

Research Interests & Projects

Dynamics in upper respiratory bacterial flora among children who attend day care centers and among healthy adults
Evolution of H. influenzae during asymptomatic carriage
Identification of virulence factors associated with otitis media and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused by H. influenzae

Selected Publications

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Erwin, A.L., Sandstedt, S.A., Bonthius, P.J., Geelhood, J.L., Nelson, K.L., Unrath, W.C.T., Diggle, M.A., Theodore, M.J., Pleatman, C.R., Mothershed, E.A., Sacchi, C.T., Mayer, L.W., Gilsdorf, J.R., Smith, A.L.. (2008). Evidence for clonality of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae. Journal of Bacteriology, 190, 1473-83.

McCrea, K.W., Xie, J., LaCross, N., Patel, M., Mukundan, M., Marrs, C.F., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2008). Relationships of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae with hemolytic and non-hemolytic Haemophilus haemolyticus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46, 406-16.

Xiang, Zuoshuang; Todd, Thomas; Ku, Kimberly; Kovacic, Bethany; Larson, Charles; Chen, Fang; Hodges, Andrew; Tian, Yuying; Olenzek, Elizabeth; Zhao, Boyang; Colby, Lesley; Rush, Howard; Gilsdorf, Janet; Jourdian, George; He, Yongqun (2008). VIOLIN: Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network. Nucleic Acids Research, 36, D923-8.

Mukundan, D., Ecevit, I.Z., Patel, M., Marrs, C. R., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2007). Pharyngeal colonization dynamics of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus haemolyticus in healthy adult carriers. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45, 3207-3217.

Berrens, Z.J., Marrs, C.F., Pettigrew, M.M., Sandstedt, S.A., Patel, M., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2007). Genetic diversity of paired middle ear and pharyngeal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae isolates from children with acute otitis media. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45, 3764-3767.

Syed, S.S., Gilsdorf, J.R. (2007). Prevalence of hicAB, lav, traA, and hifBC among non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae middle ear and throat strains. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 274, 180-183.

Juliao, P., Marrs, C.F., Xie, J., McCrea, K.W., Gilsdorf J.R. (2007). Association of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae histidine biosynthetic genes and otitis media. Journal of Bacteriology, 189, 4994-5001.

Xie, J., Juliao, P., Gilsdorf, J.R., Ghosh,D., Patel, M., Marrs, C.F. (2006). Identification of ten new genetic regions found more frequently in strains of nontypeable H. influenzae that cause otitis media. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44, 4316-25.

Erwin, A.L., Bonthuuis, P.J., Geelhood, J.L., Nelson, K.L., McCrea, K.W., Gilsdorf, J.R., Smith, A.L. (2006). Heterogeneity in tandem octanucleotides within Haemophilus influenzae lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis gene losA affects serum resistance. Infection and Immunity, 74, 3408-3414.

Barbosa-Cesnik, C., Farjo, R.A., McCoy, S., Patel, M., Foxman, B., Gilsdorf, JR. (2006). Predictors for Haemophilus influenzae colonization, antibiotic resistance and for sharing in children attending 16 licensed day care centers in Michigan. Pediatric and Infectious Disease Journal, 25, 219-223.

Professional Affiliations

American Pediatric Society
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Society for Pediatric Research
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
American Academy of Pediatrics