Julia E Szymczak, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Affiliated Faculty, Palliative and Advance Illness Research (PAIR) Center, Perelman School of Medicine
Associate Director of Social Science Methods in Healthcare Delivery, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
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, Keller SC, Linder JA.: "I Never Get Better Without an Antibiotic": Antibiotic Appeals and How to Respond. Mayo Clin Proc 96: 543-546, Mar 2021.

Szymczak J, Trautner B.: Support to scale antibiotic stewardship in long-term care homes: how much is enough? BMJ Qual Saf MJ Qual Saf, 2021.

Triantafillou, V., Kopsidas, I., Kyriakousi, A., Zaoutis, T. E., Szymczak, J. E.: Influence of national culture and context on healthcare workers' perceptions of infection prevention in Greek neonatal intensive care units. J Hosp Infect 104(4): 552-559, 2020.

Szymczak J.E., Muller BM, Shakamuri NS, Hamilton K, Gerber JS, Lauio-Vila M, Dumyati G, Fridkin S, Guh AY, Reddy SC, Lautenbach E. : Prescriber perceptions of fluoroquinolones, extended-spectrum cephalosporins and Clostridioides difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 41(8): 914-920, 2020.

Kohut, M. R., Keller, S. C., Linder, J. A., Tamma, P. D., Cosgrove, S. E., Speck, K., Ahn, R., Dullabh, P., Miller, M. A., Szymczak, J. E.: The inconvincible patient: how clinicians perceive demand for antibiotics in the outpatient setting. Fam Pract 37(2): 276-282, 2020.

Vaughn, V. M., Szymczak, J. E., Newton, D. W., Fakih, M. G.: Addressing the Overuse of Cultures to Optimize Patient Care. Ann Intern Med 171(7_Suppl): S73-s74, 2019.

Szymczak, J. E.: Are Surgeons Different? The Case for Bespoke Antimicrobial Stewardship. Clin Infect Dis 69(1): 21-23, 2019.

Szymczak, J. E.: Beyond barriers and facilitators: the central role of practical knowledge and informal networks in implementing infection prevention interventions. BMJ Qual Saf 27(10): 763-765, 2018.

Szymczak, J. E., Schall, T., Hill, D. L., Walter, J. K., Parikh, S., DiDomenico, C., Feudtner, C.: Pediatric Oncology Providers'' Perceptions of a Palliative Care Service: The Influence of Emotional Esteem and Emotional Labor. J Pain Symptom Manage 55(5): 1260-1268, 2018.

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