ASP Research

Research, as a pillar of CIDRAP-ASP, draws on our vast collection of resources to bring voices and ideas together to analyze, interpret, or highlight diverse topics. Our objective is to provide monthly reviews of topics trending in the literature, occasional perspective pieces and reports, and educational resources, with the goal of starting conversations and informing implementation of evidence-informed change in global antimicrobial stewardship theory and praxis.

Literature Reviews

November 2021 Literature Review: Sustainability, Access, and Structural Change in AMR Work

September 2021 Literature Review: The Role of Pneumococcal and Typhoid Vaccines in the Global AMR Toolkit

July 2021 Literature Review: Improving Access to AMR Data and Decision-Making with Genomic Tools

May 2021 Literature Review: Innovative Approaches to Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Surveillance and Care


Mar 21, 2022 - A commentary by Natalie Vestin, MPH, reflects on the 2-year history of the CIDRAP-ASP COVID-19 and Co-infections resource hub and research needs during the pandemic.

Nov 18, 2021 - A viewpoint by CIDRAP-ASP Director Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, on the future of advocacy in antimicrobial stewardship was published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Jan 11, 2021 - As part of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Vanguard Report, CIDRAP-ASP Director Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, describes the future of advocacy, accountability, and vocation on antimicrobial resistance.


Goff DA, Kullar R, Laxminarayan R, et al. Twitter to engage, educate, and advocate for global antibiotic stewardship and antimicrobial resistance. Lancet Infect Dis 2019 Mar;19(3):229-31

Minssen T, Outterson K, Rogers Van Katwyk S, et al. Social, cultural and economic aspects of antimicrobial resistance. Bull World Health Organ 2020 Dec 1;98(12)

Osterholm MT. BSAC Vanguard Series: the future of ADVOCACY on AMR. J Antimicrob Chemother (published online Nov 18)

Umber JK, Moore KA. Assessment of antibiotic stewardship components of certification programs in US animal agriculture using the antibiotic stewardship assessment tool. Front Sustain Food Syst 2021 (published online Sep 20)


The Limit of Limits: India's Hurdles in Regulating Antimicrobial Pollution (May 2022) - In this CIDRAP-ASP report, Natalie Vestin, MPH, delves into the process and controversy surrounding India's introduction of regulations that would limit the amount of antimicrobials discharged in pharmaceutical manufacturing wastewater (regulations that, ultimately, were not included in the final rule), looking also at the history of antimicrobial pollution control in India and the role of global accountability in mitigating antimicrobial resistance in the environment. 




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