Lauri Hicks, DO

Commander, United States Public Health Service (USPHS); Medical Epidemiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch; Medical Director, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work Program

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Lauri Hicks, DO, is a medical epidemiologist for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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 and the related threat of antibiotic resistance.

Prior to joining CDC, 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.

She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her areas of concentration include antibiotic resistance and use, outbreak investigations, and bacterial respiratory diseases. Dr. Hicks is a respected researcher and effective communicator who receives numerous requests to give domestic and international presentations and interviews.

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