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Antibiotic Resistance Project

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Meet the Team

Kyra Fryling Associate

Kyra Fryling’s work with Pew’s antibiotic resistance project focuses on research and development of effective stewardship activities with the goal of reducing inappropriate antibiotic use in outpatient settings. Before joining Pew, Fryling worked as a manager and research assistant at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, investigating novel treatment pathways for bacterial infections. She holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Vermont.

David Hyun, M.D. Project Director

David Hyun, M.D., directs Pew’s antibiotic resistance project, which supports policies that remove regulatory, economic, and scientific obstacles to the discovery of new antibiotics and ensures that antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary.

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Deanna Richards Manager

Deanna Richards leads and develops staff with Pew’s antibiotic resistance project to ensure that project objectives and milestones are being achieved. She is responsible for managing the project’s contracts, grant agreements, and operational budget, in addition to establishing and improving project processes. Richards is also the health equity lead on the project, ensuring that equity remains a top priority. Before joining Pew, Richards worked as a project manager for more than 10 years. Richards holds a master’s degree in public administration with a focus on health policy from George Washington University.

Raphaelle H. Rodzik Principal Associate

Raphaelle Rodzik’s work with Pew’s antibiotic resistance project focuses on research and developing strategies and policies that will help improve stewardship of antibiotics in outpatient settings. Before joining Pew, Rodzik was the project manager on the First Aid for Severe Trauma project at the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health in partnership with the American Red Cross, and before that she was an epidemiologist on the Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance team at the Tennessee Department of Health. Rodzik holds a master of public health in epidemiology degree from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Kathy Talkington Director

Kathy Talkington oversees teams of policy experts, scientists, and staff who lead engagement for Pew’s work on public health issues, including the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the need for new antibiotics and safe drugs, health care products, and food.

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Rachel Zetts Senior Officer

Rachel Zetts is an officer with Pew’s antibiotic resistance project, which supports efforts to spur the discovery of new antibiotics and ensure that these drugs are prescribed appropriately.

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