Joel E. Mortensen, PhD

Director, Diagnostic Infectious Diseases Testing Laboratory (Microbiology and Virology)

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-5310

Fax: 513-636-8850


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Research Interests

Dr. Mortensen's current research focus is antimicrobial susceptibility testing of fastidious pediatric pathogens.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mortensen is a career academic clinical microbiologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cincinnati Children's since 1991. Beyond providing consultation to the medical staff in Clinical Microbiology, his clinical interests include the application of rapid testing methods into the clinical microbiology laboratory and outpatient settings and LEAN manufacturing processes applied to Clinical Microbiology. His collaborations with faculty and fellows have resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, case studies and text chapters.

Education and Training

BS: Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1979.

PhD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1983.

Residency: Accredited Postdoctoral Residence Program in Medical and Public Health Microbiology; Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Pathology, Houston, Texas 1983-85.

Certification: Certified Laboratory Consultant, American Medical Technologists, 1998.


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