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John Donnelly, MSPH, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Donnelly is a Research Investigator in the Department of Learning Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, and a K12 scholar in the NHLBI-funded Training to Advance Care Through Implementation Science in Cardiac and Lung Illnesses (TACTICAL) program. He received prior training in microbiology, epidemiology, and statistics, completing his PhD in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As part of his doctoral studies, he also completed predoctoral fellowships focused on health services, outcomes, and effectiveness research (AHRQ-funded T32) and sepsis risk prediction among kidney transplant recipients (NIGMS-funded F31). His previous work focused on sepsis epidemiology, infection risk and outcomes in immunosuppressed populations, and health care utilization following critical illness. His current work involves developing, evaluating, and implementing sepsis risk prediction tools, antibiotic optimization, and infection control among end-stage renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis. He enjoys hiking, golfing, and collecting vinyl records.



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  • Funded by: DONNELLY, John P
  • Principal investigator of: Designing Implementation Interventions to Optimize Antibiotic Prescribing for Potentially Life-Threatening Infection in the Emergency Department
  • Principal investigator of: Causal inference and machine learning approaches to optimize antibiotic treatment among sepsis patients
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