Manisha Juthani, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Associate Program Director for Career Development, Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program; Director of Internal Medicine Fellowship Programs

Research Interests

Aging; Nursing Homes; Pneumonia; Urinary Tract Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine

Research Organizations

Internal Medicine: CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment | Infectious Diseases

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Juthani is primarily interested in infectious diseases in the aging population. Specifically, she is investigating diagnostic, management, and prevention strategies for urinary tract infections and pneumonia in nursing home residents. Her current research focus has shifted to optimizing antimicrobial use at the end of life.

Specialized Terms: Infectious diseases in the aging population

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Juthani has focused her investigative efforts on improving the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in older adults. Her federally funded research program has conducted studies on improving the diagnosis and management of UTI in nursing home residents. She was the Principal Investigator for a clinical trial of cranberry capsules vs placebo for the reduction of UTI in nursing home women published in JAMA. In addition, she was an investigator on a cluster randomized controlled trial to prevent pneumonia in nursing home elders. These avenues of investigation have led to her current interests in the role of antimicrobial therapy at the end of life. Her overlying research interests include hospital epidemiology, hospital acquired infections, and multi drug resistant organisms.

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Contact Info

Manisha Juthani, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Infectious diseaseYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Infectious DiseasesPO Box 208022
367 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056