Antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli (Dr Graham Beards, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Antibiotic resistance has grown to critical levels in recent years, with few new drugs in the developmental pipeline. With the World Health Organization warning of a “post-antibiotic” era, there is an urgent need to understand the causes underlying changes in resistance. My research focuses on how antibiotic use affects the prevalence of resistance to the antibiotics used to treat common infections and how statistical models can be used to get better estimates of the prevalence of antibiotic resistance into the hands of health practitioners.

Jean-Paul R. Soucy
PhD Student in Epidemiology

My research interests include antimicrobial resistance and infectious disease epidemiology.


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