Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) Research Group

Pediatric IDEAS

Our Mission

The mission of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) research group is to perform rigorous clinical and translational research that generates evidence on the prevention and treatment of infections to inform best practices and improve the health of children, families, and communities.

Pediatric IDEAS is a collaborative group of investigators within the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at CHOP.


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Our Research

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Influenza Epidemiology

Pediatric Fungal Infections

Healthcare Acquired Infections

Surgical Site Infections

Antimicrobial-associated Acute Kidney Injury

 

Meet the Team

Faculty

Kathleen Chiotos, MDKathleen Chiotos, MD
Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Susan Coffin, MD, MPH
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Kevin Downes, MD
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, T32 Fellowship Program in Clinical Pharmacology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Brian Fisher, DO, MSCE
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Jeffrey GerberJeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics
Werner and Gertrude Henle Endowed Chair
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Staff

Jesse Blumenstock
Clinical Research Coordinator

Craig Boge, MPH
Clinical Research Associate

Ellen Kratz
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Rasheeda Lawler, BSN, MPH
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Krisha Patel
Clinical Research Coordinator

Sydney Shuster, MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator

Julia Szymczak, PhD
Assistant Professor

 

Contact

Contact us at PedsIDEAS@email.chop.edu