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.