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Dr. Crnich has a general research interest in healthcare-associated infections among vulnerable elderly patients with a specific focus on antibiotic-resistance in long-term care facilities. His research in Wisconsin nursing homes has led to an improved understanding of the transmission dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in long-term care setting and established the critical role antibiotics play in the acquisition of these epidemiologically-important pathogens. His current research projects focus on: 1) development and implementation of effective antibiotic stewardship interventions in nursing homes and 2) understanding the routes and mechanisms by which antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spread in the nursing home environment. He has received research funding through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Infectious Disease Society of America, the John A Hartford Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Veterans Health Administration.
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