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Heather Tate PhD., MS

Heather Tate PhD. MS
Heather Tate PhD., MS

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System


Dr. Heather Tate is an epidemiologist with the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). NARMS was established in 1996 and is an interagency collaborative effort between the FDA, USDA, and CDC that tracks antibiotic resistance in bacteria from retail meats, food-producing animals, and human clinical cases of infection. Heather has a background in both microbiology and epidemiology. She came to the FDA in 2008 as a Commissioner’s Fellow and has worked in the area of food safety for over 15 years.


Epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant foodborne bacteria

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Tate H, Folster JP, Hsu CH, Chen J, Hoffmann M, Li C, Morales C, Tyson GH, Mukerjee S, Brown AC, Green A, Wilson W, Dessai U, Abbott J, Joseph L, Haro J, Ayers S, McDermott PF, Zhao S. Comparative Analysis of Extended Spectrum Beta- Lactamase CTX-M-65 Producing Salmonella Infantis Isolates from Humans, Food Animals, and Retail Chickens in the United States. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jun 27: 61(7).

Tyson GH, Tate HP, Zhao S, Li C, Dessai U, Simmons M, McDermott PF. Identification of Plasmid-Mediated Quinolone Resistance in Salmonella Isolated from Swine Ceca and Retail Prok Chops in the United States. Antimicrob Agents and Chemother. 2017 Sep 22; 61 (10).

Iwamoto M, Reynolds J, Karp BE, Tate H, Fedorka-Cray PJ, Plumblee JR, Hoekstra RM, Whichard JM, Mahon BE. Ceftriaxone-Resistant Nontyphoidal Salmonella from Humans, Retail Meats, and Food Animals in the United States, 1996-2013. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2017 Feb; 14(2):74-83

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Heather Tate
+1 (240) 402-5454
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