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Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Associate Dean For Trans-Disciplinary Research; Associate Dean For Physician-Scientist Training


10 S. Pine St., MSTF 336

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-0062

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 706-0066


(410) 706-0098

Education and Training

Dr. Roghmann received her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She then completed her internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore VA Medical Center. She received her M.S. in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


Dr. Roghmann is an infectious disease physician and clinical investigator. She is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health and Medicine. She was recently appointed as Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Training and Transdisciplinary Research Advancement. She directs the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and the Clinical Research Education and Training Program. In addition, she works closely with the Research Career Development Program in promoting team and collaborative science. She is also a Research Health Scientist, Staff Physician and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist for the VA Maryland Health Care System.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Antibiotic resistance, Staphylococcus aureus, Cross transmission, Prevention, Human microbiome, Clinical research, Molecular epidemiology

Highlighted Publications

Perceptions of Gown and Glove Use to Prevent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission in Nursing Homes. Albrecht JS, Croft L, Morgan DJ, Roghmann MC.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Sep 24. PMID: 27687079

Strategies to Prevent MRSA Transmission in Community-Based Nursing Homes: A Cost Analysis. Roghmann MC, Lydecker A, Mody L, Mullins CD, Onukwugha E. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Aug;37(8):962-6. PMID: 27174005

Transmission Clusters of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Long-Term Care Facilities Based on Whole-Genome Sequencing.Stine OC, Burrowes S, David S, Johnson JK, Roghmann MC. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Jun;37(6):685-91. PMID: 26941060

Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to Healthcare Worker Gowns and Gloves During Care of Nursing Home Residents. Roghmann MC, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Langenberg P, Lydecker A, Sorace B, Levy L, Mody L. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Sep;36(9):1050-7.PMID: 26008727

Additional Publication Citations

Research Interests

Dr. Roghmann’s research interests are focused on understanding bacterial and host determinants of S. aureus colonization, transmission and infection with the goal of developing better ways of preventing S. aureus infections including those caused by antibiotic resistant strains such as MRSA. Her studies are focused on developing new interventions to prevent MRSA and other MDRO transmission and in nursing homes. She is also interested in manipulating the human microbiome to prevent S. aureus colonization with the goal of preventing infections.

Clinical Specialty Details

Dr. Roghmann is board certified in adult infectious diseases. She attends on infectious disease consult service at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

Awards and Affiliations

Outstanding Mentor Award (2007), Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (selected by graduate students), UM SOM

Barnett L. Cohen Award (2012), Maryland Branch of the American Society for Microbiology

Medical School Teaching Award (2013), Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UM SOM

Alvan R. Feinstein Award (2016-2017), American College of Physicians (ACP)

Grants and Contracts

Dr. Roghmann has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Veterans Health Administration Research and Development (VA), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

4/1/12-3/31/17             Principal Investigator “Metagenomic Studies of MRSA Colonization” Veterans Health Administration CSR&D                                   

7/1/12-12/31/16           Principal Investigator “Gown and Gloves Use to Prevent the Spread of Infections in VA Community Living Centers” VA Merit Grant Health Services R&D

5/1/15-4/30/17             Co-Investigator, Hoffmann, Diane (PI) “Microbiota Transplantation: Recommendations for a Regulatory Framework” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 1R21AI119633

9/30/15-9/29/18           Co-investigator responsible for Aim 2, Harris, Anthony  (PI )“Epicenters for the Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) - Cycle II” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3/01/16 – 2/28/18        Principal Investigator “Transmission of Antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative Bacteria in Nursing Homes” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases       

7/1/16-6/30/21             Principal Investigator, “Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center- Research Education Core” National Institute on Aging (NIA)

9/29/13 - 8/31/18         Co-investigator responsible for Training, Mullins, Daniel (PI) “PATIENTS:  PATients-centered Involvement in Evaluating effectivNess of Treatment” Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research R24 HS22135

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