Lauren Dutcher, MD
I am currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania, where I am performing research focused on antimicrobial use and stewardship, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and the human gut microbiome. I attended medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where I also completed my internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship, which I finished in June 2018. In addition, I am currently in my second year of a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) training program in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), also at the University of Pennsylvania. In particular, I am focusing on understanding the association between antibiotic use and severity of CDI, as well as how antibiotic use impacts the gut microbiome in patients with CDI. My additional research focuses on examining the impact of both outpatient and inpatient antibiotic stewardship interventions on antibiotic use, as well as the impact of a multidisciplinary infectious diseases transition service on readmissions for patients discharged on outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy.