Jason Newland is a professor of pediatrics at Washington University Physicians in St. Louis. His current research spotlights the use of antimicrobials and the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a children’s hospital. Additionally, he has been leading research efforts with the Brown School Evaluation Center on the use of SARS-CoV-2 testing in schools.
He is co-founder of the Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS) Collaborative, comprised of more than 60 children’s hospitals that focus on establishing best practices for the use of antimicrobials among hospitalized children. He has been an international leader in the development and evaluation of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, he has been a local and national leader creating networks in both arenas to help discuss the many issues. His leadership has helped lead to the development of a national guidance for the treatment of children with severe COVID-19. Additionally, his community work along with many colleagues has helped aid the response to the many challenges to COVID-19 and the return to school for children.