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Dr. Banach is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut and the Hospital Epidemiologist for UConn Health. He graduated from UConn School of Medicine and completed residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine where his research focused on healthcare-associated infections, including antibiotic-resistant organisms and influenza. He currently oversees infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship efforts at UConn Health. His research focuses the epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and strategies for improving antibiotic use in different settings. He is a member of the SHEA Guidelines Committee and served as co-chair of the SHEA Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) Expert Guidance Panel and the resulting ORTP expert guidance.
Dr. Lynn Johnston is an infectious diseases physician in Nova Scotia, Canada. She served as hospital epidemiologist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre for 24 years and as Chair of the Public Health Agency of Canada Expert Working Group on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidelines for 10 years, and as a committee member for 10 years before that. She is a member of the SHEA Guidelines Committee. Dr. Johnston was a World Health Organization IPC consultant in Sierra Leone for 3 months in 2015, as part of the Ebola Response Team. She is a member of the SHEA Guidelines Committee and served as co-chair of the SHEA Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) Expert Guidance Panel and the resulting ORTP expert guidance.
Dr. Bleasdale is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago and has extensive experience in research and implementation related to the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and emergency preparedness. She is the Medical Director for Infection Prevention and the Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System; in addition she is the Co-Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She was part of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Ebola task force and an active participant with the Chicago Department of Health and Illinois Department of Health task force for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparations. She implemented training of staff to respond to persons under investigation for possible infection with EVD and Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus. She is a Co-investigator for the UIC Epicenter for the Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Her work is examining the transmission of pathogens in the healthcare environment during patient care tasks and evaluating personal protective equipment as means for prevention.
Ms. Deloney serves as the long-term consultant to The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), staff manager for the society’s Guidelines Committee, and administrator for the SHEA Research Network (SRN). Previously, she worked for SHEA as Communications and Membership Director, beginning with the organization in 2004. Ms. Deloney is also the staff lead to the multi-society “Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.” From 2016-2018 she has held the role of Content Manager for the SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP), and oversees the ORTP Advisory and Expert Guidance Panels. She holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Enfield is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. He received his joint medical and master’s degrees in epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and went on to completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia. In July of 2013, Dr. Enfield was appointed as the medical director of the medical intensive care unit at the University of Virginia. From 2009 through July of 2016, he was the assistant hospital epidemiologist there and he remains the co-medical director of the special pathogens unit. Dr. Enfield’s clinical interests are in critical care medicine and transport of critically ill patients. His academic interests are the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated conditions, including multidrug-resistant organisms acquisition and healthcare-associated infections.
Dr. Jacob received his medical degree from the University of South Florida, and completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Cleveland Clinic. After completing his fellowship in infectious diseases at Emory University, Dr. Jacob joined the faculty at Emory. He serves as the Director of the Antimicrobial Assistance Program and Hospital Epidemiologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Jacob also earned a MSc in clinical research at Emory, and is an associate professor of epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health.
Dr. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, and a Beck Scholar. She is an international leader in implementation science, serving as President of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and faculty of the Implementation Research Institute. Her research focuses on advancing pragmatic and rigorous measures and methods for implementation science and practice, and informing tailored implementation of evidence based practices, notably Cognitive Behavior Therapy in community mental health settings. Dr. Lewis is currently PI of two R01s funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Larissa May is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Emergency Department Antibiotic Stewardship at the University of California-Davis. She is a national expert in antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department (ED). Dr. May received her M.D., her MSPH in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and her MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research from The George Washington University. Dr. May’s research interests center on clinical infectious disease epidemiology and management, with a particular focus on the application of rapid molecular diagnostic assays, behavioral economics and clinical guidelines to improve antibiotic stewardship in the ED. Dr. May has served as an investigator on multiple federally-funded and industry-funded trials evaluating antimicrobial stewardship strategies in the ED. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in her field. She has also served on numerous committees and task forces focused on antibiotic stewardship, emergency preparedness, and infectious diseases surveillance for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and professional organizations including the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
Dr. Ostrosky-Zeichner is currently a professor of medicine and epidemiology and the Vice-Chair of Medicine for Healthcare Quality at the McGovern Medical School, as well as the medical director for epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship for Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is a Senior Editor for Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and a board member of the Mycoses Study Group and Educational Consortium and the International Immunocompromised Host Society. He is also the immediate past chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee.
Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. She is also the medical director of antimicrobial stewardship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Her research interests are on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial stewardship. She is working on two large national collaborative projects aimed at decreasing healthcare-associated infections and also works internationally in developing antimicrobial stewardship programs in India. In practice, she takes care of patients at both the University of Michigan Healthcare System and the Ann Arbor VA and attends on internal medicine and infectious disease consults with medical students, pharmacists and internal medicine residents.
Theresa Rowe is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and a part-time Medical Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is board certified in infectious diseases and geriatrics and has published widely on urinary tract infections and sepsis in older adults. She continues to clinically see patients residing in long-term care.
After finishing fellowship at Emory, Dr. Stienecker joined a large group multispecialty practice in Zanesville, Ohio as the only Infectious Diseases physician in the region in a 2 hospital town. Subsequently, he moved to Lima, Ohio, to a small group practice before opening his own practice covering outpatient infusion, inpatient and outpatient consults, wound care, HBO, clinical trials and fecal microbiota transplantation. After 13.5 years, he went into hospital administration as the Medical Director for Epidemiology and Infection Prevention. As a hospital physician administrator with a staff of 12 for the past 6 years, experience with leadership teams, decision making and project management have become core skills.
Dr. Trivedi is the founder of Trivedi Consults, LLC and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also an attending physician in the Emergency Room at the San Francisco Veterans’ Administration Medical Center and works as a hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, Davies. Dr. Trivedi also serves as the Infection Control Committee Chair and the Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. She is the Course Director for SHEA’s Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship: An Online Course for ID Fellows. Her consulting work includes projects with the American Institutes of Research, Partnership for Quality Care and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation. Previously, Dr. Trivedi was the Public Health Medical Officer of the Healthcare Associated Infections Program at California Department of Public Health where she created, managed and led the California Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative.