916. AS in Dentistry
Session: Symposium: Stewardship in Challenging Populations
Friday, October 5, 2018: 9:10 AM
Room: S 206-208
Lauri Hicks, DO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Lauri Hicks, DO is the director of the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is also a Captain in the US Public Health Service. Dr. Hicks attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internal medicine and chief medicine residencies at the University of Connecticut. This was followed by a 2-year position as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at Brown University, Dr. Hicks returned to CDC to lead respiratory outbreak response and the Legionnaires’ disease program. In 2008, she became the medical director for the “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” program. She leads research on antibiotic use and resistance trends and has fostered CDC, European Union, and World Health Organization collaboration leading to joint antibiotic awareness observances. Dr. Hicks has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has guided national antibiotic stewardship policy and guideline development. In 2015, she became the director for CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion to improve integration of stewardship across the healthcare continuum. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her areas of concentration include respiratory diseases, outbreak investigations, and antibiotic resistance and use.


Disclosures:

L. Hicks, None

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