Dr. Chris Crnich, MD, PhD, MS is the Chief of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist at the William S. Middleton VA hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He 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. He has received research funding from 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.
His current research is focused on two areas:
- Improving antibiotic use in skilled nursing facilities
- Developing and implementing effective interventions to reduce the cross-transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria between nursing home residents
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