Kellyann (Kelly) Baxendell, MPH, is a Clinical Research Coordinator working with the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) research group at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at CHOP. Kelly is currently working with Dr. Jeffery Gerber on a multi-site discharge stewardship study looking at antibiotic use when inpatients transition from the hospital to their homes.
Kelly received a BA in Biology from Colgate University, where she completed her senior thesis studying the association between Helicobacter pylori infection and platelet indices among children in Ethiopia. While at Colgate, she also worked with Hudson Headwaters Health Network to complete a qualitative study on the knowledge and attitudes among nurses about Hepatitis C care, with the goal of improving healthcare delivery in their setting. She then went on to complete her Master of Public Health degree at Cornell University, concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology. Her MPH capstone was a proposal for a project focused on reducing Clostridioides difficile incidence and improving antimicrobial stewardship in a health system in Upstate New York. While at Cornell, Kelly worked as an administrative assistant in the Clinical Pathology lab at the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
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