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Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Arjun Srinivasan envisions a future where patients are safer because healthcare-associated infections have been stamped out and antibiotics are used correctly. Charting the path to this new reality, Srinivasan investigates hospital-associated disease outbreaks and conducts ground-breaking research into multi-drug resistant organisms and the use of antimicrobial drugs. Srinivasan directs CDC’s programs aimed at preventing healthcare associated infections. He advocates for everyone—from parents to farmers to doctors—to “Get Smart” and understand when antibiotics work, and when they don’t. A distinguished research scientist, Srinivasan also offers clear, crisp explanations of very real healthcare problems and the path toward solving them.

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Biography

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS) [190 KB]

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Expertise

  • Antibiotic use
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Healthcare associated infections
  • Healthcare related outbreaks

Current Position

  • Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

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Experience

Past Positions

  • Response Team Leader, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases
Education
  • Davidson College (BS/ Magna cum Laude) in Biology 
  • Vanderbilt University (MD)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Internal medicine residency, Infectious diseases fellowship)
  • Basic Disaster Life Support Certification
  • Board certification in internal medicine and infectious diseases
Honors and Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • USPHS Achievement Medals
  • USPHS Commendation Medal
  • USPHS Crisis Response Service Awards
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Investigator Award
  • James H. Nakano Citations
  • DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Albert Kaufman Award
  • Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Investigator Award

Publications

  • Fridkin SK, Srinivasan A. Implementing a Strategy for Monitoring Inpatient Antimicrobial Use Among Hospitals in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Pollack LA, Gould CV, Srinivasan A. If not now, when? Seizing the moment for antibiotic stewardship. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Feb;34(2):117-8. doi: 10.1086/669228. Epub 2012 Dec 19.
  • Srinivasan A, Craig M, Cardo D. The power of policy change, federal collaboration, and state coordination in healthcare-associated infection prevention. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Aug;55(3):426-31. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis407. Epub 2012 Apr 20. Review.
  • Srinivasan A, Fishman N. Antimicrobial stewardship 2012: science driving practice. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;33(4):319-21. doi: 10.1086/664908. No abstract available.
  • Srinivasan A. Engaging hospitalists in antimicrobial stewardship: the CDC perspective. J Hosp Med. 2011 Jan;6 Suppl 1:S31-3. doi: 10.1002/jhm.863.
  • Srinivasan A. Influential outbreaks of healthcare‐associated infections in the past decade.
  • Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov;31 Suppl 1:S70-2. doi: 10.1086/655987.
  • Kallen AJ, Hidron AI, Patel J, Srinivasan A. Multidrug resistance among gram-negative pathogens that caused healthcare-associated infections reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2006-2008. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 May;31(5):528-31. doi: 10.1086/652152.
 
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