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Windy Tanner, MSPH, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Lead, Antimicrobial Resistance Faculty Network

Contact Information

Windy Tanner, MSPH, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Public Health

    LEPH 711, 60 College Street

    New Haven, Connecticut 06510

    United States


Windy Tanner is a clinical and environmental microbiologist with training and experience in infectious disease epidemiology. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Public Health. She has worked in clinical, environmental, public health, and academic laboratories for the past 20 years and received her clinical microbiology certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Dr. Tanner's research is primarily focused on environmental transmission of antimicrobial-resistant organisms and antimicrobial resistance genes in healthcare and community settings. She is also interested in waterborne pathogens such as Legionella and Salmonella Typhi, wastewater-based epidemiology, a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance, bacterial cross resistance between disinfectants and antibiotics, and the role of biofilms in antimicrobial resistance gene exchange in waterborne pathogens. She has a passion for global health research and has worked on multiple projects focused on environmental antimicrobial resistance in India and Pakistan.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Utah (2017)
  • PhD
    University of Utah, Public Health (2014)
  • MSPH
    University of Utah, Public Health (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Vice President's Clinical and Translational ScholarUniversity of Utah School of Medicine2019
Induction into Alpha Theta chapter of the Delta Omega Honor SocietyDelta Omega Honor Society2014

Professional Service

Yale Institute for Global Health Antimicrobial Resistance Faculty NetworkLead2022 - Present

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