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Eleanor A. Powell, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Science: Xavier University
  • Doctorate: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Medical Microbiology (Certification Date: 20180820)


Medical Microbiology

Contact Information

Clinical Interests


Peer Reviewed Publications

Powell, Eleanor A; Khalil, Nadim; DeBurger, Barbara; Mortensen, Joel E 2020. Combined Molecular and Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Is Beneficial in Detection of ESBL and AmpC Beta-Lactamase Producing Isolates of Enterobacteriaceae in Pediatric Patients with Bloodstream Infections. Microbial drug resistance (Larchmont, N.Y.), 26 7, 825-830

Salcedo, David Terrero; Powell, Eleanor A; Smulian, A George; Powers-Fletcher, Margaret V 2020. Actual Clinical Practice Related to Contaminated Blood Cultures May Limit the Cost Savings Associated with Interventions To Reduce Contamination Rates. Journal of clinical microbiology, 58 4,

Starolis, Meghan W; Perez, Omar; Powell, Eleanor A 2020. Clinical features and laboratory diagnosis of emerging arthropod-transmitted viruses: A Report from the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Clinical Practice Committee. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 132 , 104651

Baxter, Cheryl; Ngcapu, Sinaye; Blackard, Jason T; Powell, Eleanor A; Penton, Patricia K; Abdool Karim, Salim S 2019. Frequency of Hepatitis B Virus Resistance Mutations in Women Using Tenofovir Gel as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Viruses, 11 6,

Forster, Catherine S; Powell, Eleanor A; DeBurger, Barbara; Courter, Joshua; Haslam, David B; Mortensen, Joel E 2019. Association of systemic antimicrobials with the expression of beta-lactamases in bacteria cultured from urological patients. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 94 4, 391-394

Khalil, Nadim; Corker, Lisa; Powell, Eleanor A; Mortensen, Joel E 2019. Neonatal bacteremia and oligoarthritis caused by Rhodococcus corynebacterioides/Rhodococcus kroppenstedtii. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 94 4, 395-397

DeBurger, Barbara; Hanna, Sarah; Powell, Eleanor A; Ventrola, Cindi; Mortensen, Joel E 2017. Utilizing BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel to Detect Stool Pathogens from Rectal Swabs. BMC clinical pathology, 17 , 7

Powell, Eleanor A; Haslam, David; Mortensen, Joel E 2017. Performance of the check-points check-MDR CT103XL assay utilizing the CDC/FDA antimicrobial resistance isolate bank. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 88 3, 219-221

Romero, Fabian A; Powell, Eleanor A; Babady, N Esther; Kaltsas, Anna; Figueroa, Cesar J; Pulitzer, Melissa; Mehrara, Babak J; Glickman, Michael S; Morjaria, Sejal 2017. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections After Silicone Breast Implant Reconstruction Emphasize a Diversity of Infecting Mycobacteria. Open forum infectious diseases, 4 4, ofx189

Anderson, Motswedi; Gaseitsiwe, Simani; Moyo, Sikhulile; Thami, Kerapetse P; Mohammed, Terence; Setlhare, Ditiro; Sebunya, Theresa K; Powell, Eleanor A; Makhema, Joseph; Blackard, Jason T; Marlink, Richard; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary M 2016. Slow CD4+ T-Cell Recovery in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis B Virus-Coinfected Patients Initiating Truvada-Based Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in Botswana. Open forum infectious diseases, 3 3, ofw140

Harmon, Nicole; Mortensen, Joel E; Robinette, Eric; Powell, Eleanor A 2016. Pediatric bacteremia caused by Chromobacterium haemolyticum/Chromobacterium aquaticum. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 86 1, 108-11

Mortensen, Joel E; DeBurger, Barbara; Powell, Eleanor A; DiFranco-Fisher, Jeanna; Koeth, Laura; Weissman, Scott J 2016. Characterisation of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from the southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana region. Journal of global antimicrobial resistance, 7 , 141-144

Powell, Eleanor A; Boyce, Ceejay L; Gededzha, Maemu P; Selabe, Selokela G; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey; Blackard, Jason T 2016. Functional analysis of 'a' determinant mutations associated with occult HBV in HIV-positive South Africans. The Journal of general virology, 97 7, 1615-1624

Powell, Eleanor A; Mortensen, Joel E 2016. Extraction of total nucleic acids from bacterial isolates using the bioMérieux NucliSENS easyMAG total nucleic acid extractor. Annals of clinical microbiology and antimicrobials, 15 1, 54

Powell, Eleanor A; Razeghi, Sanam; Zucker, Stephen; Blackard, Jason T 2016. Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection in a Previously Vaccinated Injection Drug User. Hepatitis monthly, 16 2, e34758

Amponsah-Dacosta, Edina; Lebelo, Ramokone L; Rakgole, J Nare; Selabe, Selokela G; Gededzha, Maemu P; Mayaphi, Simnikiwe H; Powell, Eleanor A; Blackard, Jason T; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey 2015. Hepatitis B virus infection in post-vaccination South Africa: occult HBV infection and circulating surface gene variants. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 63 , 12-7

Anderson, Motswedi; Gaseitsiwe, Simani; Moyo, Sikhulile; Wessels, Matthijs J C; Mohammed, Terence; Sebunya, Theresa K; Powell, Eleanor A; Makhema, Joseph; Blackard, Jason T; Marlink, Richard; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary M 2015. Molecular characterisation of hepatitis B virus in HIV-1 subtype C infected patients in Botswana. BMC infectious diseases, 15 , 335

Powell, Eleanor A; Gededzha, Maemu P; Rentz, Michael; Rakgole, Nare J; Selabe, Selokela G; Seleise, Tebogo A; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey; Blackard, Jason T 2015. Mutations associated with occult hepatitis B in HIV-positive South Africans. Journal of medical virology, 87 3, 388-400

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Sengupta, Satarupa; Martin, Christina M; Powell, Eleanor A; Shata, M Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth E 2014. Evidence of distinct populations of hepatitis C virus in the liver and plasma of patients co-infected with HIV and HCV. Journal of medical virology, 86 8, 1332-41

Kong, Ling; Welge, Jeffrey A; Powell, Eleanor A; Blackard, Jason T 2014. HIV infection of hepatocytes results in a modest increase in hepatitis C virus expression in vitro. PloS one, 9 2, e83728

Powell, Eleanor A; Blecker-Shelly, Deborah; Montgomery, Sandra; Mortensen, Joel E 2013. Application of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry for identification of the fastidious pediatric pathogens Aggregatibacter, Eikenella, Haemophilus, and Kingella. Journal of clinical microbiology, 51 11, 3862-4

Tchou, Michael J; Andersen, Heidi; Robinette, Eric; Mortensen, Joel E; Powell, Eleanor A; Ankrum, Andrea; Washam, Matthew C; Haslam, David B; Courter, Joshua D . Accelerating Initiation of Adequate Antimicrobial Therapy Using Real-Time Decision Support and Microarray Testing. Pediatric quality & safety, 4 4, e191