European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Biographical Sketch: Dominique L. Monnet, PharmD PhD,is a senior expert and the programme coordinator for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a European Union agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. He received his degrees in pharmacy and clinical microbiology from the University of Lyon (France), and then obtained further education as a hospital infection control specialist and epidemiologist. In 1993-1995, he worked at CDC where he conducted the pilot study of Project I-CARE, CDC and Emory University joint attempt to start surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use in NNIS hospitals. Between 1999 and 2007, he coordinated surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in humans in Denmark as part of the Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Programme (DANMAP). In October 2007, he joined the ECDC to coordinate the disease-specific programme on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections. His research interests are the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption, the relationship between consumption of antimicrobials and resistance, and the factors that affect antimicrobial usage, both in hospitals and in primary care.