Date Published:3/15/2012 8:02:00 AM
Arjun Srinivasan, MD is a medical epidemiologist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the guest co-editor of ICHE's dedicated issue on Antimicrobial Stewardship (released online on March 15, 2012). In reference to this critically important special issue, Dr. Srinivasan says, "Improving the use of antibiotics is exactly the type of urgent public health challenge that I think SHEA members are best positioned to tackle."
Before coming to CDC he was as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program and the associate hospital epidemiologist. His primary responsibilities currently include investigation of outbreaks that occur in healthcare facilities and policy and research work related to these outbreaks. His areas of concentration include infection control, multi-drug resistance gram-negative pathogens, device related infections and infections related to organ and tissue transplantation. Dr. Srinivasan has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial use and resistance. He is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.