Antibiotic Stewardship: A New Frontier for Emergency Department Quality Improvement

Authors
  • Michael Pulia, MD, MS

  • Larissa May, MD, MSPH, MSHS

    Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of ED and Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship; Medical Director, Learning Health System Hub; Chair, Infection Prevention Committee

    UC Davis Health

    Larissa May, MD, MSPH, MSHS - Dr. Larissa May is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Emergency Department and Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship at the University of California-Davis and the medical director of the UC Davis Health Learning Health System Hub. She is a national expert in antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department (ED). Dr. May received her M.D. (2002), her MSPH in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases (2008), and her MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research (2013) from The George Washington University. She completed her residency training at the George Washington University in 2006. Dr. May’s research interests center on the clinical management of infectious diseases, including the application of rapid molecular diagnostic assays, behavioral economics and clinical guidelines to improve antibiotic stewardship and other quality improvement efforts. During fall 2020 she served as Yolo County's Interim Health Officer, leading the COVID-19 response. She has served on numerous committees and task forces focused on antibiotic stewardship, emergency preparedness, and infectious diseases surveillance for the CDC, NIH, and professional organizations
  • Rakesh Mistry, MD

  • Kabir Yadav, MDCM, MS, MSHS