Dr. Klein is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Klein’s research focuses on the role of individuals in the spread of infectious diseases. This area of research sits at the nexus of economics and epidemiology, and is premised on the idea of incorporating incentives for healthy behavior and attendant behavioral responses into an epidemiological context to better understand how diseases are transmitted. This nascent field of economic epidemiology is based on the idea of improving policy responses to epidemic diseases by giving policymakers and health care providers clear tools for thinking about how certain actions can influence the spread of disease transmission. The primary disease focus of Dr. Klein’s research is antimicrobial resistance and influenza.
Dr. Klein has authored numerous publications on the evolution and spread of antimicrobial drug resistance, with particular reference to the emergence of antibiotic and antimalarial drug resistance.
Dr. Epps received his BS Pharmacy at the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Pharmacy at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his general residency at the Medical College of GA Talmadge Hospital in Augusta, GA and a specialty residency in Chicago.
David has worked in staff and management positions in community and hospital pharmacies. He has been associated with several university hospitals in Georgia, North Carolina, and Chicago and was a professor of pharmacy at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Epps was a consulting editor for the American Medical Association and has been a member of various national committees and speaker at national meetings.
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