Lauri Hicks, DO is a medical epidemiologist in the Respiratory Diseases Branch (RDB), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Hicks attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and chief medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. This was followed by a 2-year position as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at Brown University, Dr. Hicks returned to CDC to lead respiratory outbreak response and the Legionnaires’ disease program.
In 2008, she became the medical director for the “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” program, which aims to educate healthcare providers and the public about appropriate antibiotic use. She leads research on antibiotic use and resistance trends and serves as the campaign spokesperson. Globally she has fostered CDC-European Union (EU) collaboration on promoting appropriate antibiotic use and has represented CDC at EU meetings in Sweden, France, the Czech Republic and a Canadian meeting of public health leaders.
She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.