Nancy M. Bennett, M.D.

Nancy M. Bennett, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 614
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 224-3054
Fax: (585) 244-9532
Administrative: (585) 224-3050

Professional Bio

Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S. is Professor of Medicine and of Community and Preventive Medicine, the Director of the Center for Community Health and Associate Vice President at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Bennett has directed numerous studies and community interventions funded by the CDC, NYSDOH and national and regional foundations related to the prevention of communicable and chronic disease.



She is the principal investigator for the Rochester Emerging Infections Program (CDC) and the Director of the Community Engagement core of the NIH funded Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Healthy Living Research Center, also funded by the NIH.

Dr. Bennett is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and did her residency and Chief Residency at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. During her fellowship in general medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, she earned a Masters Degree in Epidemiology. She was an Assistant Professor of Medicine, a Mellon Fellow in Epidemiology, and taught in the School of Public Health at Columbia University before moving to Rochester. She served for 17 years as the Deputy Director of the Monroe County Department of Public Health, is an author of more than 65 peer reviewed articles, and serves on a variety of local and national advisory boards.

Awards & Honors (National)

Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Scientific Achievement | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2009
Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Scientific Excellence | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2006
National Partnership for Immunization, Excellence Award: Addressing Disparities Innovation in Prevention | US Department of Health and Human Services 2005
Innovation in Prevention Award | US Department of Health and Human Services 2005
Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Scientific Excellence | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2004
James H. Nakano Citation | National Center for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disea 2004

Awards & Honors (Local)

Women of Distinction Award in Healthcare | Girl Scouts of Western New York | Rochester, NY 2011
Heart of Life Award | American Heart Association 2005
The Crystal Award | Johnson & Johnson 1996

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Mar 1
Dawood FS, Chaves SS, Pérez A, Reingold A, Meek J, Farley MM, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Morin C, Baumbach J, Bennett NM, Zansky S, Thomas A, Lindegren ML, Schaffner W, Finelli L, . "Complications and associated bacterial coinfections among children hospitalized with seasonal or pandemic influenza, United States, 2003-2010." The Journal of infectious diseases. 2014 Mar 1; 209(5):686-94. Epub 2013 Aug 28.
2014 Feb 26
Chaves SS, Perez A, Farley MM, Miller L, Schaffner W, Lindegren ML, Sharangpani R, Meek J, Yousey-Hindes K, Thomas A, Boulton R, Baumbach J, Hancock EB, Bandyopadhyay AS, Lynfield R, Morin C, Zansky SM, Reingold A, Bennett NM, Ryan P, Fowler B, Fry A, Finelli L, . "The Burden of Influenza Hospitalizations in Infants from 2003- 2012, United States." The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 2014 Feb 26; Epub 2014 Feb 26.
2014 Feb
Greenbaum A, Chaves SS, Perez A, Aragon D, Bandyopadhyay A, Bennett N, Fowler B, Hancock E, Lynfield R, McDonald-Hamm C, Reingold A, Ryan P, Schaffner W, Sharangpani R, Spencer M, Thomas A, Yousey-Hindes K, Zansky S, Finelli L. "Heavy alcohol use as a risk factor for severe outcomes among adults hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza, 2005-2012." Infection. 2014 Feb; 42(1):165-70. Epub 2013 Nov 16.
2014 Jan
Jhung MA, D'Mello T, Pérez A, Aragon D, Bennett NM, Cooper T, Farley MM, Fowler B, Grube SM, Hancock EB, Lynfield R, Morin C, Reingold A, Ryan P, Schaffner W, Sharangpani R, Tengelsen L, Thomas A, Thurston D, Yousey-Hindes K, Zansky S, Finelli L, Chaves SS. "Hospital-onset influenza hospitalizations--United States, 2010-2011." American journal of infection control. 2014 Jan; 42(1):7-11. Epub 2013 Oct 30.
2013 Oct 15
Chaves SS, Aragon D, Bennett N, Cooper T, D'Mello T, Farley M, Fowler B, Hancock E, Kirley PD, Lynfield R, Ryan P, Schaffner W, Sharangpani R, Tengelsen L, Thomas A, Thurston D, Williams J, Yousey-Hindes K, Zansky S, Finelli L. "Patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza during the 2010-2011 influenza season: exploring disease severity by virus type and subtype." The Journal of infectious diseases. 2013 Oct 15; 208(8):1305-14. Epub 2013 Jul 17.

Current Appointments

Director - Center for Community Health - Primary Administrative
Professor - Department of Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)

Education

MS | Epidemiology | Columbia University School of Public Health1988
MD | Medicine | New York University School of Medicine1981
BA | Philosophy, Literature | Sarah Lawrence College1973

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Research Fellow, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 1986
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital/New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 1985
Resident, Department of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital/New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 1984
Intern, Department of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital/New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 1982