Lova Sun ’11
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Seasonality of Antibiotic Prescriptions and Resistance
I worked at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC, where I did statistical research on national datasets of antibiotic prescription and antibiotic resistance data. I used Stata to perform my work, and did a literature review to gather data for my project. I looked at antibiotic resistance of various bacteria including E. coli, S. aureus, and Enterococci. This work was for my senior thesis. At the end of the internship I presented my results, which found that antibiotic prescriptions peak in the winter, and antibiotic resistance also peaks in the winter, a few months afterward.
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Environmental Institute