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Windy Tanner, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

(801) 587-2841

College of Health
Division of Epidemiology
383 Colorow Building, Room: 220A
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Board Certification

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (Technologist in Microbiology)

Dr. Tanner is a clinical and environmental microbiologist with training and experience in infectious disease epidemiology. Her research is primarily focused on antimicrobial resistance in natural and clinical environments and the spread of resistance factors in healthcare and community settings. She studies the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in hospital settings and the role of the hospital environment in the spread of healthcare-associated infections. She is also interested in other waterborne pathogens such as Legionella, and the effect of disinfectants and other water quality parameters on shaping the microbiome of water systems and bacterial cross resistance between disinfectants and antibiotics. Dr. Tanner also studies the role of biofilms in the dissemination of waterborne and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and their survival. She has a strong interest in Global Health work and many of her projects have involved field work and method development for field detection of antimicrobial-resistant organisms in the environment in low income countries.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Public Health
Graduate Training University of Utah
Public Health
Certification University of Utah
Clinical Microbiology
Undergraduate Brigham Young University