Tagged: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Trang Trinh, PharmD, MPH

Assistant Professor

My research focuses on the epidemiology and patient outcomes of drug-resistant bacterial infections. I conduct comparative effectiveness research and am largely interested in healthcare databases. The overarching goal of my research is to promote population health through informed and meaningful healthcare decision-making.

Yang study demonstrates simulator to study antibiotic dosing against biofilms

Nearly every human bacterial infection—including some of the most serious, life threatening, and costly to treat—can take the form of a biofilm, in which bacteria aggregate into structured communities that enclose themselves within a secreted slime.

Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH


I specialize in the treatment of multi-drug resistant infections. My area of research is in the pharmacodynamic optimization of antibiotics for the treatment of multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I am particularly interested in the treatment of bacterial biofilms, which are particularly difficult to treat with conventional antibiotics. I am also an Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Specialist at UCSF Health. In the School of Pharmacy, I am heavily involved in the PharmD curriculum and am currently the co-director of the Foundations course.