Baylor Faculty Awarded R01 Grant to Promote Antibiotic Stewardship
Dr. Barbara W. Trautner, professor, and director of Health Services Research and Research Administration in the Department of Surgery, and Dr. Larissa Grigoryan, assistant professor of Family and Community Medicine, have received a R01 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Their project is titled, “Reducing Use of Antibiotics without a Prescription among Outpatients in a Safety Net Healthcare System.” The premise of the study is that taking antibiotics without a health care provider’s prescription or guidance puts the person at risk for development of antibiotic-resistant infections, allergic reactions, disturbance of normal gut flora, and other harms. Low-income populations seen in safety-net primary care clinics may suffer disproportionately from the practice of taking antibiotics without a prescription. The team will explore why this occurs so that they can help people avoid harms from unsafe use of antibiotics and prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.