Antimicrobial resistance (AR) is an urgent global public health threat. Combatting AR requires a multi-pronged approach to both slow its emergence and spread and accelerate the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics. Dr. Brown (EMD MPH ’04) is an epidemiologist and microbiologist at CDC who leads various domestic and global efforts to detect and combat AR in healthcare-associated infections and settings. Topics for this seminar will include an overview of the U.S. Strategy for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, CDC’s approach to implementing these strategies to improve patient safety, the establishment of the Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Networks, and the ways in which these approaches have innovated AR surveillance and enhanced public health partnerships.
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Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAllison Brown, PhD, MPH '04Director, Office of Laboratory Strategies and Analytics