Through research and surveillance projects, APUA defines drug resistance patterns and trends in antibiotic use and access (see APUA and Levy Lab publications). This evidence is disseminated and used to develop strategies to curb antibiotic resistance and strengthen health systems' responses. Based in Boston, MA, APUA global research resources include:
- The Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance at Tufts University, a laboratory focused on antibiotic resistance;
- A professional scientific and public health staff with extensive field experience in industrial and developing countries;
- An international Scientific Advisory Board comprised of the world’s top infectious disease experts in treating HIV, TB, and malaria;
- Affiliated country chapters in over 60 countries, including many in Africa, Southeast Asia and other resource-poor regions.