Jennifer Ann Meddings MD, MSc

Dr. Meddings is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. She completed her medical degree and formal training in health services research with a Master’s in Health and Health Care Research at the University of Michigan. She is board certified internist and pediatrician and completed her residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Ohio State University and Columbus Children’s hospital, now called Nationwide Children’s. Her recent research is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; her research focuses on assessing and improving the impact of quality improvement and patient safety initiatives on the care of patients with complex chronic conditions, focused on the outcomes of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. She has published 2 systematic reviews and meta-analyses regarding the impact of prevention interventions on catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates. She also led a recent study refining the criteria for appropriate and inappropriate use of urinary catheters in the hospitalized medical patient.