Eili Klein is a Senior Fellow based in Washington, D.C., USA.
At the One Health Trust, Dr. Klein conducts research on the role of behavior in the spread of infectious diseases. He examines how individuals respond to incentives for both healthy and unhealthy behavior and how this then impacts the spread of disease to improve policy responses to epidemic diseases.
Dr. Klein has authored numerous publications on the evolution and spread of antimicrobial drug resistance, with particular reference to the emergence of antibiotic and antimalarial drug resistance. This has included descriptions of the burden and seasonality of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as other pathogens including carbapenem-resistant enterococci. Dr. Klein has also looked at how patients view the prescribing of antibiotics and what relationship this holds to the primary messaging regarding the overuse of antibiotics.
Dr. Klein is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Hopkins faculty in 2012 after finishing his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.
His research interests include patterns of antimicrobial drug resistance and the influence of behavior on disease spread.