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Asher Schranz, MD, MPH

Asher Schranz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, has received a grant from the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse for the project “Drug-use associated infective endocarditis: Post-hospitalization outcomes and patient treatment preferences.”

Schranz’s research is broadly focused on the intersection of infectious diseases and substance use disorders. He uses large datasets to study invasive infections such as infective endocarditis and bone, joint and spine infections affecting people who inject drugs, in North Carolina and throughout the U.S. Schranz’s work aims to describe the incidence of such infections and characterize patient outcomes. His work also focuses on improving the care of patients hospitalized with severe infections in North Carolina, including determining how best to deliver addiction treatment and harm reduction services.