Fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Antibiotic resistance is largely the result of our human behavior of misusing or overusing antibiotics. The more intensely we continue these practices, the faster resistance will evolve and spread. And we can’t outrun this problem by developing new drugs alone. Everyone must help preserve the efficacy of our current antibiotic arsenal by using antibiotics responsibly, so they can work when they are needed most to save lives. That’s why I research and publicize the problems of inappropriate antibiotics use on every level, from individual to global. Because all of us need to be resistance fighters.