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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Antibiotic Resistance

The goal of the Antibiotic Resistance Working Group is to better understand the rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance across the world and ultimately to stave off the high mortality and morbidity resulting from infections with resistant bacteria. develop basic infrastructure to evaluate antimicrobial resistance across two disparate healthcare systems in different parts of the world and to understand how healthcare providers make decisions around antibiotic prescribing.
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About the Project

With a focus on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #3, Good Health and Well-Being, and #10, Reduced Inequalities, the Antibiotic Resistance Working Group aims to coordinate responses to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across academic, political, pharmaceutical and medical institutions. The group will develop basic infrastructure to evaluate antimicrobial resistance across two disparate healthcare systems and how health care providers made decisions around antibiotic prescribing. 

Specifically, the group will work to: 

  1. Forecast, detect and prevent the emergence of AMR;   
  2. Contribute to rapid identification of AMR to support better clinical decisions about the use of antimicrobials or alternative approaches to treating patients and;  
  3. Illuminate how health care providers make decisions around antibiotic prescription and non-antibiotic interventions to treat infectious diseases.  
  4. Implement behavioral interventions designed to prevent the spread of AMR in clinical settings worldwide. 

Through global efforts to prevent the spread of AMR, hundreds of thousands of lives can be saved. 

Group Members

Mehreen Arshad (Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine)*

Katie Amato (Anthropology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences)

Jim Davis (Argonne Lab)

Charlesnika Evans (Preventive Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Erica Hartmann (Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering)*

Faisal Mahmood (Adult Infectious Disease, Aga Khan University, Pakistan)

Leena Mithal (Feinberg School of Medicine)

Larry K. Kociolek (Feinberg School of Medicine)

Egon Ozer (Feinberg School of Medicine)

Sameer J. Patel (Feinberg School of Medicine)

Noelle Samia (Statistics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences)

Patrick Seed (Feinberg School of Medicine)

 

*indicates group leaders