Mathers, Amy J.

Amy Mathers

Amy J. Mathers

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health

Education

  • BS, Cellular/Bolecular/Biol, Humbolt State University
  • MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Contact Information

PO Box 801342
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-982-4814
Fax: 434-924-0075
Email: ajm5b@virginia.edu

Research Interests

Molecular epidemiology of multidrug resistant gram negative bacilli, laboratory detection of gram negative antibiotic resistance, prevention of acquisition of resistant bacterial pathogens and treatment of multi-drug resistant gram negative bacteria.

Research Description

<br/><br/>Evaluation of molecular epidemiology tools and <em>in vitro</em> detection of resistance through translational research at UVA based on a multi-species outbreak of <em>Klebsiella pneumoniae</em> carbapenemase (KPC) producing organisms.  <br/><br/>Through the antimicrobial stewardship program perform evaluation of antibiotic usage and impact on the development of multidrug resistance gram negative bacilli infection. <br/><br/>My main clinical research evaluates the difference in patient outcomes stratified by carbapenem resistance mechanism.

Selected Publications