David Haslam, MD, is an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics serving both as an Infectious Diseases specialist and a clinical and translational researcher. He is the director of the Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics Laboratory and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Cincinnati Children’s.
The laboratory’s main focus is on the microbiome; the community of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms that live on the human body. Recently, it has become clear that the microbiome has very important contributions to human health and disease. A healthy microbiome helps protect against infection, allergy, gastrointestinal diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and diseases of premature infants.
Dr. Haslam’s research focus is to understand relationships between the microbiome and childhood health. The laboratory’s major focus has been to understand the relationships between antibiotic exposure, altered microbial ecology, and risk for subsequent infection; particularly with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. His laboratory has developed collaborations with many others at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to study the microbiome in health and disease.
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases, Autoimmune Liver Disease, Infectious Diseases