Voting Member: Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS
Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS; Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Cosgrove has been nationally and internationally-recognized for her contributions to antimicrobial stewardship, preventing antimicrobial resistance and enhancing patient safety. She has conducted several important studies to demonstrate ways to prevent healthcare-associated infection, particularly those related to medical devices. Dr. Cosgrove was awarded the prestigious Oswald Avery Award from the IDSA which recognizes her substantial contribution to the infectious diseases research by the age of 45. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Dr. Cosgrove also served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) as a participant in the Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance that has recently provided guidance to President Obama on addressing the problem of antimicrobial resistance.