Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD


Infectious Disease
Public Health Sciences
Infectious Disease
Assistant Professor
Co-Medical Director, Antibiotic Restriction

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Infections in transplant recipients

About Dr. Layden

Family Time, Exercise

Medical Education

Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago - Internal Medicine: General
University of Illinois at Chicago - Infectious Diseases

Board Certification

Infectious Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty


  • A Synthesis of Hepatitis C prevalence estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2000-2013 Mora, N.; Adams, W. H.; Kliethermes, S.; Dugas, L.; Balasubramanian, N.; Sandhu, J.; Nde, H.; Small, C.; Jose, J.; Scaglione, S.; Layden, J. E., BMC Infectious Diseases
  • Azithromycin use and outcomes in severe sepsis patients with and without pneumonia Afshar, M.; Foster, C. L.; Layden, J. E.; Burnham, E. L., Journal of critical care
  • A re-evaluation of the origin of hepatitis C virus genotype 2 in West Africa Purdy, M. A.; Forbi, J. C.; Sue, A.; Layden, J. E.; Switzer, W. M.; Opare-Sem, O. K.; Phillips, R. O.; Khudyakov, Y. E., The Journal of general virology
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  • A Survey Study of Pregnant Women and Healthcare Practitioners Assessing the Knowledge of Attitudes and Practices of Hepatitis B Management at a Teaching Hospital in Kumasi Ghana, West Africa, Cheng, A.; Jose, J.; Larsen-Reindorf, R.; Small, C.; Nde, H.; Dugas, L.; Ehrhardt, S.; Nelson, K.; Ezeanolue, E.; Layden, J., Open forum infectious diseases
  • High Frequency of Active HCV Infection Among Seropositive Cases in West Africa and Evidence for Multiple Transmission Pathways Layden, J. E.; Phillips, R. O.; Owusu-Ofori, S.; Sarfo, F. S.; Kliethermes, S.; Mora, N.; Owusu, D.; Nelson, K.; Opare-Sem, O.; Dugas, L.; Luke, A.; Shoham, D.; Forbi, J. C.; Khudyakov, Y. E.; Cooper, R. S., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Latent tuberculosis in kidney and liver transplant patients: a review of treatment practices and outcomes Grim, S. A.; Layden, J. E.; Jain, P.; Gallitano, S.; Adams, W.; Clark, N. M., Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society
  • Next-Generation Sequencing Reveals Frequent Opportunities for Exposure to Hepatitis C Virus in Ghana Forbi, J. C.; Layden, J. E.; Phillips, R. O.; Mora, N.; Xia, G. L.; Campo, D. S.; Purdy, M. A.; Dimitrova, Z. E.; Owusu, D. O.; Punkova, L. T.; Skums, P.; Owusu-Ofori, S.; Sarfo, F. S.; Vaughan, G.; Roh, H.; Opare-Sem, O. K.; Cooper, R. S.; Khudyakov, Y. E., PLoS ONE
  • Observed loss and ineffectiveness of mosquito larvicides applied to catch basins in the northern suburbs of chicago IL 2014, Harbison, J. E.; Layden, J. E.; Xamplas, C.; Zazra, D.; Henry, M.; Ruiz, M. O., Environmental health insights
  • Association of genetic variants with rapid fibrosis: progression after liver transplantation for hepatitis C Layden, J. E.; Tayo, B. O.; Cotler, S. J.; Clark, N. M.; Baraoidan, K.; Friedman, S. L.; Cooper, R. S., Transplantation
  • Comparison of patients from Nigeria and the USA highlights modifiable risk factors for sickle cell anemia complications Akingbola, T. S.; Tayo, B. O.; Salako, B.; Layden, J. E.; Hsu, L. L.; Cooper, R. S.; Gordeuk, V. R.; Saraf, S. L., Hemoglobin
  • Hepatitis C in sub-saharan Africa: urgent need for attention Layden, J. E.; Phillips, R.; Opare-Sem, O.; Akere, A.; Salako, B. L.; Nelson, K.; Dugas, L.; Luke, A.; Tayo, B. O.; Cooper, R. S., Open forum infectious diseases
  • Physical activity and pre-diabetes-an unacknowledged mid-life crisis: findings from NHANES 2003-2006 Farni, K.; Shoham, D. A.; Cao, G.; Luke, A. H.; Layden, J.; Cooper, R. S.; Dugas, L. R., PeerJ
  • Vitamin D levels are low in adult patients with sickle cell disease in Jamaica and West Africa Tayo, B. O.; Akingbola, T. S.; Salako, B. L.; McKenzie, C. A.; Reid, M.; Layden, J.; Osunkwo, I.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Luke, A.; Durazo-Arvizu, R.; Cooper, R. S., BMC hematology
  • Populations and polypills: if yes then how?, Cooper, R. S.; Layden, J., JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
  • The use of fosfomycin to treat urinary tract infections in kidney transplant recipients Reid, G. E.; Grim, S. A.; Layden, J. E.; Akkina, S.; Tang, I.; Campara, M.; Clark, N. M., Transplantation
  • Impact of donor and recipient race on survival after hepatitis C-related liver transplantation Layden, J. E.; Cotler, S. J.; Grim, S. A.; Fischer, M. J.; Lucey, M. R.; Clark, N. M., Transplantation
  • Racial differences in fibrosis progression after HCV-related liver transplantation Layden, J. E.; Cotler, S.; Brown, K. A.; Lucey, M. R.; Te, H. S.; Eswaran, S.; Fimmel, C.; Layden, T. J.; Clark, N. M., Transplantation
  • Risk factors and outcomes associated with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections with reduced susceptibilities to linezolid Santayana, E. M.; Grim, S. A.; Janda, W. M.; Layden, J. E.; Lee, T. A.; Clark, N. M., DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
  • Timing of susceptibility-based antifungal drug administration in patients with Candida bloodstream infection: correlation with outcomes Grim, S. A.; Berger, K.; Teng, C.; Gupta, S.; Layden, J. E.; Janda, W. M.; Clark, N. M., The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy