College of Human Medicine
Division of Public Health | College of Human Medicine
Public Health Focus/Interests:
Dr. Hamilton is the interim director for the Master of Public Health Program at Michigan State University and an assistant professor for the Office of medical Education Research and Design. Previously, Dr. Hamilton worked as a senior epidemiologist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where she analyzed claims data in support of value-based payment programs. Prior to that, she worked for the Bureau of Epidemiology at the Michigan Department of Community Health. At MDCH, she focused on surveillance of HIV disease and was a leader in epidemiological analyses and implementation of electronic laboratory reporting of HIV. Her last role was as manager of the HIV Surveillance and Body Art Facility Licensing Unit (body art includes tattoos and piercings). While earning her doctorate, her graduate studies focused on assessing the direction of antimicrobial resistant bacteria transmission between veterinary healthcare providers and companion animals (people and their pets!).
Dr. Hamilton works with the MSU College of Human Medicine Shared Discovery Curriculum (implemented in 2016). She contributed public health content for the Just In Time Medicine resource, precepted during the Epidemiology intersession, and co-designed and instructed during the Health Systems Complexities and Population Vulnerabilities intersession.
Dr. Hamilton has researched, published, and presented on HIV, zoonotic disease (transmitted from animals to people), epidemiology, and comparative epidemiology, with a focus on the transmission of antimicrobial resistance between people and companion animals.
Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology, Specialization: Comparative Epidemiology, 2011
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, 2001
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, 2000
Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology, 2000
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Public Health Courses Taught:
HM 101: Introduction to Public Health
HM 801: Introduction to Public Health
HM 803: Epidemiology and Public Health
HM 831: Communicable Disease and Public Health
HM 891: Introduction to the Public Health Practicum
HM 892: Public Health Practicum
HM 893: Public Health Capstone
Public Health Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Leadership & Mentoring
Recent Publications, Presentations (2010 to present):
Hamilton E, Kaneene JB. Characterization of MRSA Isolated from Companion Animals, Healthcare Providers and Environmental Surfaces of a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Ann. Infect. Dis. Epidemiol. 2017; 2(1): 1010.
Hamilton E & Paustian M. Identifying High Cost, High Need Pediatric Members in Administrative Claims: Where Cost Meet Need [poster abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 26-28; Boston, Massachusetts.
Butt ZA, Wilkins MJ, Hamilton E, Todem D, Gardiner JC, Saeed M. Survival of HIV-positive individuals with hepatitis B and C infection in Michigan. Epidemiol. Infect. 2013; 142(19): 2131-9.
Hamilton E, May K, Kruger JM, Schall W, Beal M, Manning SD, Kaneene JB. Acquisition and Persistence of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Companion Animals Admitted to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital 2007-2009. J Am Vet Med Assoc; 2013; 7(1): 990-1000.
Butt ZA, Wilkins MJ, Hamilton E, Todem D, Gardiner JC, Saeed M. Hepatitis B and C co-infection in HIV/AIDS population in the state of Michigan. Epidemiol. Infect. 2013; 141(12): 2604-11
Hamilton E, Kaneene JB, May K, Kruger JM, Schall W, Beal M, Hauptman J, DeCamp C. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Enterococcus spp and Staphylococcus spp isolated from repeated sampling of surfaces within a Veterinary Teaching Hospital 2007 – 2009. 2012 J Am Vet Med Assoc; 240(12): 1463-1473.
Hamilton E, May K, Kruger JM, Schall W, Beal W, Hauptman J, DeCamp C, Kaneene JB. Temporal Clusters of Antimicrobial Resistant E. coli, E. faecium and S. aureus Isolated from Dogs, Healthcare Providers, and Environmental Surfaces of a Veterinary Teaching Hospital [oral abstract]. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Phi Zeta Day; 2010 Oct 1; East Lansing, Michigan.
Hamilton E, May K, Hattey J, Kaneene JB. Molecular Characterization and Antimicrobial Resistance of Enterococcus faecium and Escherchia coli Isolated from Companion Animals and Their Health Care Providers at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital [oral abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance; 2010 Feb 1-3; Bethesda, Maryland (MD): NFID; 2010. p 72. Abstract nr S9.
Hamilton E, Reznar M, Mokotoff E. Evaluation of the Addition of Laboratory Reporting to an Established Clinician-based Surveillance System [poster abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; 2008 Jun 9-11; Denver, CO, Abstract nr 2952.
Hamilton E HIV/AIDS among Foreign-Born Persons in Michigan [oral abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; 2008 Jun 9-11; Denver, CO, Abstract nr 2936.
Hamilton E, Kaneene JB, May K, Kruger J, Schall W, Beal M, Hauptman J, DeCamp C. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Enterococcus spp and Staphylococcus spp isolated from the environment of a veterinary teaching hospital [oral abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Phi Zeta Day; 2008 Oct 10; East Lansing, Michigan.
Hamilton E, Kaneene JB. A study of the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Enterococcus spp. isolated from companion animals at a veterinary hospital [oral abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Phi Zeta Day; 2007 Oct 17; East Lansing, Michigan.