Kulthum Mohamedali is a sociology major at Temple, Class of 2012. In her independent research, Kulthum interviewed physicians and other health professionals regarding their particular knowledge of sepsis mortality.
Abstract: The objective of this research is to further understand the complexity of sepsis, identify factors that contribute to prevalence, describe forms of preventative care, and specify the populations most affected and why. I approached this research by exploring and examining past and present research, as well as by conducting three phone interviews and one email interview with medical professionals that have first hand experience in treating sepsis. Unanswered questions remain including basic questions about causes of geographic variation and group disparities. This necessitates further research on how sepsis affects individuals and populations.