Rochester, Minnesota


Huskins.Charles@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The primary research interest of W. Charles Huskins, M.D., is in the prevention and control of health-care-associated infections, particularly those caused by antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, and in antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. Huskins' related research interest is the analysis and improvement of the quality of health care for children.

Focus areas

  • Incidence and risk factors for health-care-associated infections
  • Interventions to prevent health-care-associated infections
  • Interventions to improve antimicrobial use
  • Interventions to improve quality of care

Significance to patient care

Dr. Huskins' research is focused on improving health care by studying interventions to prevent health-care-associated infections and to improve use of antimicrobial agents, which can lead to infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

Professional highlights

  • Co-principal investigator, Short Course vs. Standard Course Outpatient Therapy of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Children, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multicenter clinical trial, 2015-present
  • Member, Pediatric Special Interest Group, Antimicrobial Resistance Leadership Group, 2014-present
  • Principal investigator, Strategies to Reduce Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria in Adult Intensive Care Units, NIH-funded multicenter clinical trial, 2005-2011


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Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Pediatrics


  1. MSc - Epidemiology, Clinical Effectiveness Harvard School of Public Health
  2. Fellow Project Hope
  3. Fellow - Pediatric Infectious Diseases Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  4. Internship - Pediatrics Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  5. Resident - Pediatrics Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  6. MD University of Minnesota Medical School
  7. BS - Biology Stanford University

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