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.
- 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.
- 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