Tamar F Barlam
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Barlam is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases, the Program Director of the Infectious Disease Training Program, and the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Boston Medical Center. She has close to 30 years’ experience directing antimicrobial stewardship programs. Her research is focused on understanding factors that influence antimicrobial prescribing, and the implementation and impact of stewardship interventions. She has also engaged in policy work to reduce inappropriate use of antimicrobials in food animals and is currently on a national task force to improve antimicrobial use in companion animals. She is the co-chair of a national panel tasked with creating an implementation guideline on antimicrobial stewardship.

Associate Professor
Boston Medical Center

Evaluating the Effectivness of Alternative Implementation Strategies for Antibiotic Stewardship
05/01/2017 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
Univ of Utah DHHS

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  1. Morgan JR, Carey KM, Barlam TF, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis in Children and Impact on Subsequent Episodes of Care and Treatment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Mar; 38(3):271-274.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29794648.
  2. Barlam TF, Soria-Saucedo R, Ameli O, Cabral HJ, Kaplan WA, Kazis LE. Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0209152.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30557401.
  3. Eby JC, Lane MA, Horberg M, Gentry CN, Coffin SE, Ray AJ, Sheridan KR, Bratzler DW, Wheeler D, Sarumi M, Barlam TF, Kim T, Rodriguez A, Nahass RG. How Do You Measure Up: Quality Measurement for Improving Patient Care and Establishing the Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 25. PMID: 30256911.
  4. Morgan JR, Barlam TF, Drainoni ML. A Qualitative Study of the Real-world Experiences of Infectious Diseases Fellows Regarding Antibiotic Stewardship. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep; 5(9):ofy102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30280120.
  5. Luo R, Weinberg JM, Barlam TF. The Impact of Clostridium difficile Infection on Future Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 05; 39(5):563-570.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29553007.
  6. Luo R, Barlam TF. Ten-year review of Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals in the USA, 2005-2014. J Hosp Infect. 2018 Jan; 98(1):40-43. PMID: 29017933.
  7. Barlam TF, Morgan JR, Kaplan WA, Outterson K, Pelton SI. Disproportionate Exposure to Antibiotics in Children at Risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Potential for Emerging Resistance and Opportunity for Antibiotic Stewardship. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28992176.
  8. Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE. Reply to Macy et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 02 15; 64(4):532-533. PMID: 28172595; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciw797;.
  9. Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE. Reply to Macy et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 07. PMID: 27927855.
  10. Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Abbo LM, MacDougall C, Schuetz AN, Septimus EJ, Srinivasan A, Dellit TH, Falck-Ytter YT, Fishman NO, Hamilton CW, Jenkins TC, Lipsett PA, Malani PN, May LS, Moran GJ, Neuhauser MM, Newland JG, Ohl CA, Samore MH, Seo SK, Trivedi KK. Executive Summary: Implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program: Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 15; 62(10):1197-1202. PMID: 27118828; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciw217;.
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Antimicrobial stewardship

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