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Research Committee Chair

Tim Landers, PhD, RN, CNP, CIC
Columbus, OH

Dr. Landers is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. He received a BSN from Binghamton University, a MA in Theology from LaSalle University, an MSN from Pace University, and a PhD from The Ohio State University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Antibiotic Resistance (CIRAR) at Columbia University School of Nursing.

While working as a nurse practitioner, Dr. Landers identified a cluster of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in community-dwelling homeless individuals that lead to work on risk factors for MRSA colonization. His research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of antibiotic resistant infections. His overall interest is in the epidemiology and prevention of antibiotic resistant infections in different settings and prevention of infections. This work has led to the development of interventions to reduce transmission through application of hand hygiene to inpatients, improving oral care in hospitalized individuals, and exploring the role that interactions with companion animals might play in transmitting resistant organisms using a One Health model.

To fully understand the dynamics of transmission, Dr. Landers collaborates with interdisciplinary colleagues from a range of disciplines including medicine, veterinary science, microbiology, and allied medicine.