Julia E Szymczak, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
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Blockley Hall Room 708
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 898-1793
B.A. (Sociology)
Brandeis University, 2004.
M.A. (Sociology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2008.
Ph.D. (Sociology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
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Selected Publications

Szymczak, JE Muller, BM Shakamuri, N Hamilton, K Gerber, J Dumyati, G Fridkin, S Lautenbach, E: The Path of Least Resistance: Prescriber Perceptions of Fluoroquinolones, Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporins and Clostridium difficile Infection. Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA April 2019.

Szymczak, J.E. Kitt, E. Hayes, M. Chiotos, K. Coffin, S.E. Schriver, E.R. Patton, A.M. Metjian, T.A. Gerber, J.S.: Threatened Efficiency Not Autonomy: Prescriber Perceptions of an Established Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Mar 2019.

Gerber Jeffrey S, Ross Rachael K, Szymczak Julia E, Xiao Rui, Localio A Russell, Grundmeier Robert W, Rettig Susan L, Teszner Eva, Canning Doug A, Coffin Susan E: Infections after pediatric ambulatory surgery: Incidence and risk factors. Infection control and hospital epidemiology 40(2): 150-157, Feb 2019.

Vaughn, V.M. Szymczak, J.E. Newton, D.W. Fakih, M.G.: Addressing the overuse of cultures to improve patient care. Annals of Internal Medicine 2019 Notes: Forthcoming.

Szymczak Julia E: Are Surgeons Different? The Case for Bespoke Antimicrobial Stewardship. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Nov 2018.

Hill Douglas L, Walter Jennifer K, Casas Jessica A, DiDomenico Concetta, Szymczak Julia E, Feudtner Chris: The codesign of an interdisciplinary team-based intervention regarding initiating palliative care in pediatric oncology. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 26(9): 3249-3256, Sep 2018.

Szymczak Julia E: Beyond barriers and facilitators: the central role of practical knowledge and informal networks in implementing infection prevention interventions. BMJ quality & safety 27(10): 763-765, Jul 2018.

Szymczak Julia E, Lee Grace, Klieger Sarah B, Woods Charles, Creech C Buddy, Gilsdorf Janet R, Dennehy Penelope, Zaoutis Theoklis: Multifaceted but Invisible: Perceptions of the Value of a Pediatric Cognitive Specialty. Hospital pediatrics 8(7): 385-393, Jul 2018.

Keller Sara C, Tamma Pranita D, Cosgrove Sara E, Miller Melissa A, Sateia Heather, Szymczak Julia E, Gurses Ayse P, Linder Jeffrey A: Ambulatory Antibiotic Stewardship through a Human Factors Engineering Approach: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM 31(3): 417-430, May-Jun 2018.

Kohut MR, Keller S, Linder JA, Tamma P, Cosgrove SE, Davidson L, Miller M, Szymczak JE: Antimicrobial absolution: Identifying prescriber perceptions about the causes of antimicrobial overuse in outpatient settings. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR April 2018.

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