Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Drug Resistance
- Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing
- Bacterial Respiratory Diseases
Lauri Hicks, DO
Medical Director for Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, Division of Bacterial Diseases, NCIRD
Lauri Hicks, DO is a medical epidemiologist in the Respiratory Diseases Branch of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). Dr. Hicks attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and chief medicine residency 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, which aims to educate healthcare providers and the public about appropriate antibiotic use. She leads research on antibiotic use and resistance trends and serves as the campaign spokesperson. Globally she has fostered CDC-European Union (EU) collaboration leading to joint antibiotic awareness observances in many countries in the EU, but also in Canada and Australia.
She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
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