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Jennifer H Han, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Investigator, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training (CPeRT)
Associate Healthcare Epidemiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellow, Institute of Aging
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Attending Physician, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
Department: Medicine

Contact information
734 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Biology)
Northwestern University, 2000.
MD
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2004.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 2004-2005.
Resident, Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 2005-2007.
Infectious Diseases Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2010.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2013.
Certifications
Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010.
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Han's clinical interests focus on treatment of infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms, including those due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Han's research focuses on healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic resistance, and antibiotic use, with a focus on infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms across inter-related healthcare settings (e.g., post-acute care).

Selected Publications

Han JH, Goldstein EJ, Wise J, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E: Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Network of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals Clin Infect Dis 64(7): 839-844, Apr 2017.

Chiotos K, Tamma PD, Flett K, Kandikar M, Zaoutis T, Han JH: Risk factors for colonization or infection with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children: a multicenter study. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 61(12): pii: e01440-17, Nov 2017.

Han JH, Garrigan C, Johnston B, Nachamkin I, Clabots C, Bilker WB, Santana E, Tolomeo P, Maslow J, Myers J, Carson L, Lautenbach E, Johnson JR. CDC Prevention Epicenters Program : Epidemiology and characteristics of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) from long-term care facility residents colonized intestinally with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 87(3): 275-280, Mar 2017.

Anesi J, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Garrigan C, Wilker WB, Wheeler M, Tolomeo P, Han JH: Clinical and molecular characterization of community-onset urinary tract infections due to extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37(12): 1433-39, December 2016.

Pegues DA, Han JH, Gilmar C, McDonnell B, Gaynes S: Impact of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for No-Touch Terminal Room Disinfection on Clostridium difficile Infection Incidence Among Hematology- Oncology Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38(1): 89-95, Jan 2017.

Jacob J, Wu J, Han JH, Nelson DB : Clostridium difficile in an urban, university-affiliated long-term acute care hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38(3): 294-299, Mar 2017.

Anderson DJ, Jenkins TC, Evans SR, Harris AD, Weinstein RA, Tamma PD, Han JH, Bannerjee R, Patel R, Zaoutis T, Lautenbach E, Stewardship and Infection Control Committeea of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG): The role of stewardship in addressing antibacterial resistance: stewardship and infection control committee of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group. Clin Infect Dis 64(suppl_1): S36-S40, Mar 2017.

Han JH, Sullivan N, Leas BF, Pegues DA, Kaczmarek JL, Umscheid CA.: Cleaning hospital room surfaces to prevent healthcare-associated infections: A technical brief. Annals of Internal Medicine 163(8): 598-607, October 2015.

Kelly BJ, Lautenbach E, Nachmakin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs BD, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Han JH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenters Program: Combined biomarkers discriminate a low likelihood of bacterial infection among surgical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 85(1): 109-115, May 2016.

Han JH, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs B, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E: Use of a combination biomarker algorithm to identify medical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis at very low likelihood of bacterial infection. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 59(10): 6494–6500, October 2015.

Mills JP, Talati N, Alby K, Han JH: The epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae colonization and infection among long-term acute care hospital residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37(1): 55-60, Jan 2016.

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