Episode 12 – Dr. Steffanie Strathdee

In recognition of World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW), Steffanie Strathdee, Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, joined the AMR Action Podcast to share the story of how her husband’s case of “Iraqibacter” led her to find a phage therapy that saved his life. Steffanie also shares her thoughts on opportunities for Canada to lead on AMR innovation, and the resources and regulations required to make phage therapy available as an alternative to antimicrobials in health settings across the United States, Canada and the world.

Read Steffanie’s book: The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir

Learn more about Phage Canada.