Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
As an infectious diseases clinician and researcher, my goal is to make sure antibiotics are prescribed appropriately. When patients who do not need antibiotics are prescribed antibiotics, it not only puts patients at risk of developing infections that are resistant to antibiotics, it also raises the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections occurring in the community. This is why I research physicians’ prescribing habits and find ways to improve their prescribing and minimize improper use. Because all of us need to be resistance fighters.