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 227
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

Gaw Christopher E, Hamilton Keith W, Gerber Jeffrey S, Szymczak Julia E: Physician Perceptions Regarding Antimicrobial Use in End-of-Life Care. Infection control and hospital epidemiology 39(4): 383-390, Apr 2018.

Szymczak Julia E, Schall Theodore, Hill Douglas L, Walter Jennifer K, Parikh Shefali, DiDomenico Concetta, Feudtner Chris: Pediatric Oncology Provider Perceptions of a Pediatric Palliative Care Service: The Influence of Emotional Esteem and Emotional Labor. Journal of pain and symptom management 55(5): 1260-1268, Feb 2018.

Szymczak, J.E. and J. Newland. : The Social Determinants of Antimicrobial Prescribing: Implications for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Practical Implementation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), January 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 (Poster Presentation) 2018.

Kohut MR, Tamma P, Cosgrove SE, Davidson L, Speck K, Miller MA, Szymczak JE: Treating fear: Emotional factors that shape antibiotic prescribing in acute care settings. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (Oral Presentation) 2018.

Szymczak Julia E, Getz Kelly D, Madding Rachel, Fisher Brian, Raetz Elizabeth, Hijiya Nobuko, Gramatges Maria M, Henry Meret, Mian Amir, Arnold Staci D, Aftandilian Catherine, Collier Anderson B, Aplenc Richard: Identifying patient- and family-centered outcomes relevant to inpatient versus at-home management of neutropenia in children with acute myeloid leukemia. Pediatric blood & cancer 65(4), Dec 2017.

Gerber Jeffrey S, Ross Rachael K, Bryan Matthew, Localio A Russell, Szymczak Julia E, Wasserman Richard, Barkman Darlene, Odeniyi Folasade, Conaboy Kathryn, Bell Louis, Zaoutis Theoklis E, Fiks Alexander G: Association of Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics With Treatment Failure, Adverse Events, and Quality of Life in Children With Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. JAMA 318(23): 2325-2336, December 2017.

Szymczak JE and Malani P: "Sociobehavioral factors in antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship initiatives" Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Facebook Live Event November 2017.

Mangione-Smith R and Szymczak, JE: "Communication and Outpatient Antibiotic Use" Pediatric UPDATE CME Podcast November 2017.

Szymczak JE and Lewis, J: "Focusing on Stewardship: Changing the Culture of Culturing" Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Podcast Series November 2017 Notes: https://www.shea-online.org/index.php/education/podcasts.

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Last updated: 05/18/2018
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