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


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

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/Residency - Pediatrics Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  5. MD University of Minnesota Medical School
  6. BS - Biology Stanford University

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