July 7, 2023 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Missouri History Museum | AT&T Multipurpose room

Thank you for joining us for this exclusive symposium, which explored the application of dissemination and implementation (D&I) science to improve clinical practice in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention. This event featured keynote presentations from Priya Nori, MD and Gonzalo Bearman, MD, editors for the new journal Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology

Click on a speaker’s name below to view a video of their presentation and learn more.

Featured Speakers

Keynote | Gonzalo Bearman

Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP, FSHEA, FIDSA
Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University

Gonzalo Bearman is an attending physician/consultant in Infectious Diseases Service at VCU Medical Center. Since 2005, Dr. Bearman has worked on the VCU Global Health Program through the Honduras Medical Relief Brigade, a medical relief effort bringing medical and public health assistance to rural Honduran communities.

Dr. Bearman’s research focuses on the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections. He has more than 180 peer-reviewed publications in Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Archives of Medical Research, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Current Infectious Diseases Reports, American Journal of Infection Control, BioMedCentral Infectious Diseases, Infections in Medicine, Journal of Rural and Remote Medicine, Journal of Hospital Infection and Journal of Infection and JAMA.

Keynote | Priya Nori

Priya Nori, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Priya Nori is widely published in medical education in stewardship and infection prevention, orthopedic hardware infections, novel diagnostic technology, and COVID-19 therapeutics. In addition to her associate professor roles, she serves as medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy program, and is co-chair of the systems Antimicrobial Council at Montefiore Health System. Her research interests include clinical decision support tools and antibiotic prescribing; medical education in infectious diseases, stewardship, and infection prevention; rapid diagnostic technology and stewardship; and COVID-19 pandemic response and SARS-CoV-2 antiviral therapies.

Kelly Harris

Kelly Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kelly Harris is an assistant professor of Occupational Therapy and Surgery (Public Health Sciences) and leads the Health Equity, Opportunity, and Education Research Lab. She is also a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and has provided clinical services in medical, educational, and community settings for over 20 years. Dr. Harris’ research examines the interdependence of chronic disease, opportunity, and education in communities impacted by systems of oppression; and the use of dissemination and implementation science to advance health and educational equity and justice. Her work specifically seeks to address the complications of asthma and sickle cell disease, the impacts of neighborhood and environmental factors, and the unidentified impacts these conditions have on everyday life for youth in community and educational settings. She is a mixed methods researcher with expertise in quantitative and geospatial analysis, and qualitative methods particularly in partnership with community and youth serving institutions.

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Symposium Chair | Jennie Kwon

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI

Jennie H. Kwon is a transplant infectious diseases attending, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Vice Chair of the SHEA Research Committee, and member of the IDSA Research Committee.

Dr. Kwon specializes in clinical and translational research with a focus on antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention. Dr. Kwon’s Lab is dedicated to combatting antimicrobial resistance and explores novel methods to detect, prevent, and treat antimicrobial resistance. Her research is funded by the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, and multiple foundations. Dr. Kwon attends on the transplant ID service, teaching fellows, residents, and students.

Dr. Kwon is currently mentoring undergraduates, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, fellows, and residents in antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention research. The highlight of Dr. Kwon’s Lab is providing trainees with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities necessary to reach their individual goals. She works with each of her mentees to understand their goals, and together, they create an individualized career development plan to help mentee reach their potential. She has successfully mentored students in bioengineering, medicine, infectious diseases, and microbiology. Dr. Kwon is committed to her mentees, and views the mentor-mentee relationship as one of the greatest joys in her work.

Sara Malone

Sara Malone, LCSW, PhD

Sara Malone is an associate professor in Public Health Sciences at the WashU School of Medicine. Her work focuses on the development and application of implementation methods and measures in complex systems. Dr. Malone’s work aims to improve the quality of care provided to children when they are admitted to the hospital. She uses expertise in implementation science, evaluation, and systems science to study how teams can best implement and sustain evidence-based programs and practices in these settings.

Jonas Marschall

Jonas Marschall, MD

Jonas Marschall serves as Director of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research and as such helps the division strengthen that line of research in all possible ways. This includes but is not limited to working with junior faculty to enhance their research skills and productivity.

Dr. Marschall specializes in clinical and epidemiological research in infectious diseases, with a focus on healthcare-associated infections. His research has mostly been on bloodstream infections, urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections. He attends patients on the inpatient consult service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Dr. Marschall joined the Division of Infectious Disease at WashU coming from Bern University Hospital, Switzerland. He is currently overseeing the roll-out of the national CAUTI surveillance for Switzerland from afar.

Symposium Chair | Ginger McKay

Ginger McKay, PhD, MA

Ginger McKay is Assistant Director of Research for Center for Public Health Systems Science and Assistant Professor at the Brown School. Her research focuses on the dissemination and implementation (D&I) of evidence-based practices addressing HIV prevention, especially the sustainability and de-implementation of interventions.

Dr. McKay leads the Infectious Disease – Dissemination and Implementation Science (IDDI) Initiative at the Institute for Public Health with significant support from the Brown School. IDDI is designed to cultivate implementation science research in infectious disease to meaningfully improve evidence-based prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the St. Louis region and beyond.

Her interests include dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions, HIV prevention, sexual health, agent-based modeling, and mixed-methods approaches.

This event is sponsored by the Infectious Disease – Dissemination and Implementation Science Initiative (IDDI), the Center for Dissemination and Implementation, and the Division of Infectious Disease Department in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.