Director: Emergency Medicine Antibiotic Stewardship Research Program
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Michael Pulia is a tenure track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. He is the founding Director of the UW Emergency Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Research Program, one of the first such programs in the nation. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago, serving as a Chief Resident. He completed his graduate work, MS of Clinical Investigation in 2016 and PhD anticipated in 2019, at UW-Madison.
Dr. Pulia’s research program focuses on improving the management of infectious diseases in the emergency department, with an emphasis on systems engineering guided interventions for antimicrobial stewardship. He has active funding from both intra and extramural sources, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to utilize behavioral and systems engineering based approaches to improve antibiotic stewardship. His research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, including the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, ID-Week, and the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
Based on his ongoing collaborations with the Center for Disease Control, Dr. Pulia chairs the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Antibiotic Stewardship Task Force. This task force seeks to educate emergency care providers across the nation about best practices in antibiotic stewardship. In this capacity, he has also represented emergency medicine at the White House One Health Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship and the United Nations Global Antibiotic Resistance Challenge Kickoff Event.
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Thursday, October 3
10:30 AM – 10:55 AM