Jan E. Patterson

SHEA is thrilled to welcome Jan Patterson, MD, MS, FSHEA as our 2012 President of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Patterson is currently Professor and Associate Dean for Quality and Lifelong Learning and also directs the Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine where she trained in healthcare epidemiology with Dr. Walter J. Hierholzer, Jr., a former SHEA President. She received a Masters of Science in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health in May 2010.

Jan has worked in healthcare epidemiology for more than 20 years and has promoted research and education in the field. She has many publications in the field of healthcare epidemiology, particularly related to the clinical and molecular epidemiology defining transmission of hospital pathogens. She has mentored students, residents, fellows, and nurses in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention, sponsored trainees for presentations at national meetings. Her current interests include quality improvement training and interprofessional education.

She is eager to hear from you about your ideas on how we can continue to foster the mission of SHEA –to promote healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.