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CDC's New Effort to Protect Patients 5/12/16

Posted at 12:00 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 12:00:55-04

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, is associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Dr. Srinivasan is also a captain in the US Public Health Service. An infectious disease doctor, Dr. Srinivasan oversees several CDC programs aimed at eliminating healthcare-associated infections and improving antibiotic use. For much of his CDC career, Dr. Srinivasan ran the healthcare outbreak investigation unit, helping hospitals and other healthcare facilities track down bacteria and stop them from infecting other patients. Today, Dr. Srinivasan leads CDC’s work to improve antibiotic prescribing and works with a team of CDC experts researching new strategies to eliminate healthcare-associated infections. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Srinivasan is a member of Alpha Omega medical honor society. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control, and antibiotic use and resistance. His landmark work in infection control led to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America to honor him with the 2008 Investigator Award.