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Dr. Curtis Collins

Description of Research: Curtis Collins, Pharm.D., M.S.

Dr. Collins is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Michigan Health System. Much of his research focuses on the pharmacoeconomic assessment of new antimicrobial agents, the financial impact of infectious disease states, and investigating cost-effective antimicrobial treatment strategies. Other research deals with outcomes associated with antimicrobial stewardship programs and the effect such programs have on improving patient care, optimizing antimicrobial use, and attenuating or reversing advancing antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Collins is also involved with local, regional, and state emergency preparedness efforts and has performed research in the area of historical pandemic influenza response.

Selected Publications:

Steele BJ, Collins CD. La Grippe and World War I: Conflict Participation and Pandemic Confrontation. Global Public Health, In Press.

Shehab N, DePestel DD, Mackler ER, Collins CD, Welch K, Erba HP. Institutional Experience with Voriconazole Compared to Liposomal Amphotericin B as Empirical Therapy in Adult Hematology Patients after Implementation of a Febrile Neutropenia Algorithm. Pharmacotherapy. 2007 Jul;27(7):970-9.

Collins CD, Eschenauer GA, Salo SL, Newton DW. To test or not to test: A cost-minimization analysis of susceptibility testing in patients with Candida Glabrata fungemias. J Clin Microbiol. 2007;45: 1884-1888.

Collins CD, Stuntebeck ER, DePestel DD, Stevenson JG. Pharmacoeconomic Analysis of Liposomal Amphotericin B versus Voriconazole for Empiric Treatment of Febrile Neutropenia. Clin Drug Invest 2007;27(4):233-241.

Eschenaur GA, Fedewa K, Collins CD, Alaniz C. Compliance with institutional guidelines on the use of vancomycin in a medical intensive care unit. Hosp Pharm. 2006;41:749-753.

Collins CD, Pedersen CA, Schneider PJ, Sierawski SJ, Miller AS, Roux RK. Effect of a Clinical Decision Support System in Computerized Prescriber Order Entry on Amphotericin B Lipid Complex Use. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2004; 61: 1395-99.


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