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EMD Seminar Series: "Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance in Health Care Through Improved Detection: A Public Health Perspective"

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.

YSPH values inclusion and access for all participants.

If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request an accommodation, please contact Maria Reilly at We will try to provide accommodations requested by 11/28/2023.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Allison Brown, PhD, MPH '04
    Director, Office of Laboratory Strategies and Analytics





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