Patricia Cummings is the Director of the Department of Epidemiology Research and Evaluation at the Eisenhower Medical Center in California. She received a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, from the University of Southern California (USC). Her academic interests and work have included research and evaluation studies related to behavioral economics and food choices, chronic and infectious diseases, health disparities, and aging-related diseases. Currently, she focuses mainly on infectious diseases and ways to prevent antibiotic resistance.
Fighting the Looming Antibiotic Crisis with Behavioral Science
The Decision Lab sits down with Dr. Patricia Cummings to discuss the power of behavioral science to address antibiotic overprescription.