Kristi Kuper, PharmD, BCPS
As senior clinical manager of pharmacy, Kuper is primarily responsible for assisting Vizient members in the development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs, as well as monitoring trends in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
Kuper has more than a decade of experience as an infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist. She is recognized as a national pharmacist expert on antimicrobial stewardship, with a specific focus on program implementation in resource- challenged settings. To date, she has worked in various capacities with more than 350 hospitals nationwide.
Kuper has served on several national antibiotic stewardship committees, including several CDC workgroups. She was also an invited attendee at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship in June 2015. She was a contributor to the National Quality Forum’s antibiotic stewardship playbook, which is a nationally recognized antibiotic stewardship resource. She has more than 30 peer-reviewed posters and publications.
Kuper received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She is credentialed as a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.