Dr. Kristi Kuper is the Senior Clinical Manager of Infectious Diseases for Vizient. In this role, she is responsible for supporting collaborative programs related to antibiotic stewardship for Vizient members.

This support includes developing educational webinars and written materials on infectious diseases topics, co-facilitating national research projects on under-researched areas in antibiotic stewardship and utilizing data to help facilitate change and improve quality of care. To date, she has worked in various capacities with over 500 hospitals nationally, ranging from 10 to 1200 beds.

She currently serves on the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Subcommittee and is Chair of the Antibiotic Stewardship Track for the SHEA Spring 2019 meeting. She has served on a number of committees related to antibiotic stewardship, including past CDC and Pew Trust workgroups on antibiotic stewardship, the IHI Antimicrobial Stewardship Driver Diagram development committee, the National Quality Forum’s Antibiotic Stewardship “Playbook” and was an invited attendee at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. She currently serves as a technical advisor for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, is incoming Chair of the SIDP Political Advocacy Committee and is a tenured member of the City of Houston Antibiotic Stewardship Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Vizient, she was the Clinical Director of Infectious Diseases for Cardinal Health. In this role, she provided onsite and remote antibiotic stewardship program implementation to acute and long term acute care hospitals. In addition, she developed a national antibiotic stewardship training course for pharmacists.

She received her Doctor of Pharmacy 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 a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.