PhD, MPH

AREA OF SPECIALTY
Hospital epidemiology and infection control especially surveillance methodology, healthcare quality, and patient safety; public health informatics; case-based/problem-based self-directed (distance) learning; science journalism.

OTHER ROLES
North America Editor for Clinical Governance An International Journal, 2002-2016, continuing as Co-Editor for the renamed International Journal of Health Governance 2016-present

Manager, Washington State Health Department Healthcare Associated Infections Program, 2008-2014

RECENT PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE:

Editing the healthcare quality improvement section and contributing a chapter in that section of the reference book HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION CONTROL, 4th Edition.

Applied research technical papers in the journal INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Viewpoint and applied evaluation research papers in the journal CLINICAL GOVERNANCE.

Guest Editor and author, CLINICAL GOVERNANCE theme issue containing papers from the 2011 symposium “Mandatory Reporting of Healthcare Associated Infections: Can U.S. Experience Inform Canadian Policy?” (2012, Vol. 17 Issue #2).

Software products PARADIGM (an annotated index to select hospital epidemiology & infection control literature) and Epi-TUTOR (a self-assessment interactive learning resource for infection control professionals).

UBC: Nursing & the Health of Communities (1996-2008)
UBC: Analytic Techniques in Health Research (2003)
BCIT: Advanced Epidemiology & Statistics (1996-1999)
BCIT: Public Health Research Methods (1997)
UVIC: Research Methods (1998-2001)
UVIC: Applied Data Analysis & Forecasting (2001)
SPPH 410: Improving Public Health – An Interprofessional Approach to Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions (2016)

Graduate Students Supervised
Eric Jandciu
Magda Konieczna
Roxie Zarate
Paulette Reid

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Interdisciplinary research into the many knowledge gaps and the cost-effectiveness of mandatory public reporting of healthcare-associated infections.