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Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases
  • Immunizations
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Well-being


Area of Expertise

As an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist, Dr. Ramanathan’s research interests encompass areas related to infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. Ramanathan employs various antimicrobial stewardship interventions to help optimize clinical outcomes, while minimizing unintended consequences of antimicrobial use, including toxicity, the selection of pathogenic organisms, and the emergence of resistance. Her research and scholarly activities have primarily focused on the use of procalcitonin, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) treatment in long-term care facilities, treatment of persistent MRSA bacteremia, antimicrobial treatments including tuberculosis adverse effects, community-acquired pneumonia treatment options, COVID-19 treatment and prevention options, C. difficile treatment options, and health disparities and social determinants of health as related to the treatment of infectious diseases (e.g, STDs, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis). Dr. Ramanathan also is involved in various scholarship teaching and learning (SOTL) projects on the teaching of vancomycin pharmacokinetics and spectrum of activity in the pharmacy year 2 curriculum. As a part of the Work-Life Journey Committee and current chair, Dr. Ramanathan has been focusing her service efforts on well-being and wellness since Summer 2017.


Personal profile

Dr. Ramanathan received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in May 2009. Prior to pursuing her residencies, she worked at Parkland Health and Hospital System as an ambulatory clinical staff pharmacist for 3 years. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio, Texas in June 2013. In July 2014, Dr. Ramanathan completed her PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency with the VA North Texas Health Care System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. In August 2014, Dr. Ramanathan joined the College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmacotherapy with specialty in infectious diseases. Her current practice site is Medical Center of Arlington, where she works as an antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist.

Education/Academic qualification

PharmD, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy


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