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Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series: Dr. Sara Tartof “Antimicrobial Resistant E.coli before and after California Senate Bill 27: A Natural Experiment”

Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series: Dr. Sara Tartof “Antimicrobial Resistant E.coli before and after California Senate Bill 27: A Natural Experiment”

Date 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location 
33-105 CHS Los Angeles , CA
California US
Event Contact 

Taylor Mobley

tmmobley@ucla.edu 

On January 1, 2018, California enacted a Senate Bill (SB27), which made it the first state in the U.S. to ban non-therapeutic antimicrobial use in livestock production. This measure was designed to curb overuse of antibiotics in industrial food animal production and provides a singular opportunity for a natural experiment to rigorously evaluate the role of industrial livestock production on antimicrobial resistance in E.coli from meat-source and human infection. Our study leverages whole genome sequencing and expansive electronic health record data to determine whether an upstream, statewide policy to reduce antibiotic use in livestock production will have a downstream, beneficial impact on human health.