The Emergency Care for Infectious Diseases (EC-ID) research program at UW aims to improve the safety and quality of infectious disease management in the emergency department (ED) and downstream care settings. The primary focus of the program is the inappropriate use of antibiotics in healthcare settings, a global public health threat due to an association with increasing rates of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
This issue is especially pressing following the outbreak of a global pandemic caused by COVID-19. Widespread use of antibiotics for COVID-19 has been reported worldwide, and the resulting risk of increased bacterial resistance is increasingly recognized as a parallel public health crisis to the ongoing pandemic.
Dr. Michael Pulia leads the EC-ID research program and is considered a subject matter expert in antimicrobial stewardship in emergency care settings. Please contact Dr. Pulia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in collaborating on research.
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