PODCAST: The Global Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

March 11, 2024

This episode of the Princeton Pulse Podcast takes on one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity: antimicrobial resistance, often called AMR. According to the World Health Organization, this concerning phenomenon directly or indirectly claims more than six million lives each year. 

Ramanan Laxminarayan and Dr. Martin Blaser

Host Heather Howard, a professor at Princeton University and former New Jersey Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, discusses this public health challenge with two guests: Ramanan Laxminarayan, an environmental economist, epidemiologist, and lecturer at Princeton, as well as the founder and president of One Health Trust, a public health research organization; and Dr. Martin Blaser, a physician, microbiologist, and professor at Rutgers University, where he directs the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine.

Recognizing the intrinsic connection between human, animal, and environmental health, the panel addresses how AMR affects food security, the economy, health equity, and our ability to fight future pandemics. They also talk about the United Nations’ upcoming “High Level Meeting,” which will gather world leaders this September to create a coordinated action plan.


Visit the One Health Trust website to learn more about the latest research, developments, and news on antimicrobial resistance.

This paper explains the need for global solutions to antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Blaser authored a book on the topic, “Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antiobiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues,” 10 years ago, which was recently adapted into a movie, “The Invisible Extinction.”