Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
As Scientific Lead for the NCCID, I see the importance of applying the best available research evidence and practice-based knowledge to make headway on the “wicked problem” of antibiotic resistance. NCCID provides evidence and other knowledge for infectious disease public health and is uniquely situated to bring together many sectors and disciplines that must engage in solutions to this global public health threat. With our collaborators, we work to identify systems-level barriers and gaps in stewardship and surveillance, opportunities for scale-up of leading practices, and build broader awareness of the role of public health professionals in combatting AMR. Because all of us need to be resistance fighters.