Jennifer Townsend | Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship program
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Jennifer Townsend, Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship program, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Jennifer Townsend, MD is an Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease (ID) at Johns Hopkins University. She directs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as well as the OPAT program for patients discharged on parenteral antibiotics. She strives to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use by studying procalcitonin use in clinical practice, optimization of healthcare technology, and methods of provider feedback. She received her training at the University of Texas and Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Previous successes have included improving hospital wise guideline adherence in the management of Staphylococcal bacteremia, co-creating an antibiotic use tracking dashboard for the Johns Hopkins Health System, and reducing readmissions for patients discharged on parenteral antibiotics. She serves on the EPIC Steering Board for Infectious Diseases which advises the EMR developer on changes needed in the foundation build for infectious disease management.


World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2018 - Day 1 @ 16:10

Panel - Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship programs – Challenges in infrastructure, education and data collection

  • What is working in hospital ASPs today?
  • How do different funding structures impact stewardship efforts and what needs to change to continue to ASPs
  • Recommendations to advance both in-patient and out-patient stewardship programs
  • What technological advancements do hospitals need in order to monitor and reduce use of antibiotics in both in-patient and out-patient settings
last published: 19/Oct/18 16:35 GMT

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