Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE

Deputy Director

Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE is the Deputy Director for the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  In this role, he works to facilitate clinical effectiveness research in the hospital setting, with an emphasis on dissemination of research findings to researchers, patients, families, and other stakeholders. Dr. Gerber joined CPCE in 2010, and his research has been published in several leading peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Gerber’s research focuses on the epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial use in children with the goal of improving clinical outcomes while limiting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. His approach benchmarks antimicrobial use across clinical settings to identify high-impact targets for improvement, followed by 1) comparative effectiveness studies for clinical scenarios where practice variability exists in the absence of evidence; 2) interventions to implement and disseminate evidence-based practice where prescribing guidelines do exist; and (3) qualitative assessments of the clinician, practice, or institution-level factors that might drive antimicrobial prescribing.

Dr. Gerber has served as Principal or Co-Investigator of multiple large research grants including an Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ)-funded randomized clinical trial to improve antibiotic prescribing by primary care physicians; a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study to compare outcomes of broad vs. narrow spectrum antibiotics for outpatient respiratory tract infections in children; a Pennsylvania Commonwealth-funded, community-based study of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission within households; and an AHRQ-funded study exploring strategies to improve surveillance of surgical site infections after outpatient surgery.

Dr. Gerber is also a faculty member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) research group at  CPCE, Associate Chief Clinical Research Officer for the CHOP Research Institute, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylania, and an Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at CHOP.

Contact Dr. Gerber at (267) 426-8775 or

To view Dr. Gerber's peer-reviewed publications, click here.