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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). In addition, she works closely with the Research Career Development Program in promoting team and collaborative science. She is also a Research Health Scientist and Staff Physician 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

Roghmann M, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Langenberg P, Lydecker A, Sorace B, Levy L, Mody L. Transmission of MRSA to Healthcare Personnel Gowns and Gloves during Care of Nursing Home Residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol., 2015 Sep;36(9):1050-7.

Jackson SS, Lydecker AD, Magder LS, Roghmann MC. Development and Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Predict Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Homes. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 1;188(1):214-221.

Roghmann M, Lydecker, AD, Hittle, L, DeBoy, RT, Nowak, RG, Johnson, JK, Mongodin, EF, Comparison of the Microbiota of Older Adults living in Nursing Homes and the Community. mSphere.  2017 Sep 13;2(5).

Hoffmann D, Palumbo F, Ravel J, Roghmann MC, Rowthorn V, von Rosenvinge E. Improving regulation of microbiota transplants. Science. 2017 Dec 15;358(6369):1390-1391.

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 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).

Search for my current funding as PI in NIH Reporter under PI "Roghmann"

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