Lona Mody, M.D., M.Sc.

Amanda Sanford Hickey Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Division Chief, Geriatric & Palliative Care Medicine
Director, UM Pepper Center Pilot & Exploratory Studies Core
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Research, Geriatrics Center

University of Michigan Geriatrics

300 North Ingalls

Room 914

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2007


Dr. Mody is Professor with Tenure at the University of Michigan and Associate Director for Clinical Programs at the VA Ann Arbor GRECC. She has an active translational research laboratory to define the clinical and molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant pathogens and developing measures to prevent them. Dr. Mody’s work has led to a thriving consortium of long-term care facilities in SE Michigan interested in learning ways to enhance infection prevention in a traditionally resource poor setting. Her research is funded and supported by NIH, the VA and other foundations.  Her most recent research projects involve two NIA funded RO1 studies to evaluate transmission of emerging resistant organisms in NHs and a multi-component targeted programs  to curb infections older skilled nursing home patients.  She is also involved in an AHRQ funded grant to evaluate the usefulness of gown and glove use in nursing homes. She is nationally active at several career development and research dissemination activities at the American Geriatrics Society, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Joint Commission. Dr. Mody is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.


Link to CV


For information on current research: http://infectionpreventioninaging.org




Published Articles:


  1. Min L, Galecki A, Mody L. Functional disability and nursing resource use are predictive of antimicrobial resistance in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015;63(4):659-66.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25857440
  2. Mody L. Preventing aspiration pneumonia in high-risk NH residents: Role of chlorhexidine-based oral care questioned again. Clin Infect Dis, Mar 2015; 60:858-59. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25520334
  3. Mody L, Krein S, Saint S et al. A Targeted Infection Prevention (TIP) Intervention in nursing home residents with indwelling devices: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2015; 175(5):714-23. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25775048
  4. Mody L, Meddings J, Krein S et al. Enhancing Resident Safety by Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infection: A National Initiative to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes. Clin Infect Dis 2015;61(1):86-94.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25814630
  5. Chopra V, Montoya A, Joshi D, Becker C, Brant A, McGuirk H, Clark J, Harrod M, Kuhn L, Mody L. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Use in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Pilot Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015;63(9):1894-99. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26312402
  6. Roghmann MC, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Langenberg P, Lydecker A, Sorace B, Levy L, Mody L. Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to Healthcare Worker Gowns and Gloves During Care of Nursing Home Residents. Infect Control Hosp Epid 2015; 36(9):1050-57. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26008727
  7. Mody L, Gibson K, Horcher A, Prenovost K, McNamara SE, Foxman B, Kaye KS, Bradley S. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Colonization Among High-Risk Nursing Home Residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015; 36(10):1155-62. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26072936
  8. Mody L, Crnich C. Effects of Excessive Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes. JAMA Intern Med 2015; 175(8):1339-41. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26121096
  9. Crnich C, Jump R, Trautner B, Sloane PD, Mody L. Optimizing Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes: A Narrative Review and Recommendations for Improvement. Drugs and Aging 2015; 32(9):699-716. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26316294
  10. Manu E, Mody L, McNamara S, Vitale C. Advance Directives and Care Received by Older Nursing Home Residents. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2015; epub Oct 2015 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26494830



Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests: Geriatrics and infectious diseases

Research Interests: Infections and antimicrobial resistance in long-term care, pneumonia in older adults, and quality of care in nursing homes


Medical School: Smt NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, India, 1992

Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Internal Medicine, 1997

Fellowship: Internal Medicine Geriatrics, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1999

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center Floor 1
4260 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Phone: 734-764-6831
VA Medical Center Rm F252
2215 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Phone: 734-845-3072