Susan Huang, MD MPH

Susan Huang, MD MPH is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at UC Irvine Health.

She received her MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in Quantitative Methods.

She has previously served on the SHEA Board as Academic Councilor and on the SHEA Publications and Meetings Committees. She is currently the Co-Chair for the SHEA Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention conference.

Dr. Huang has over 115 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her clinical epidemiologic research has a major focus on multi-drug resistant organisms - identifying the population and environmental burden, risk factors for acquisition and disease, and preventative strategies for containment. Dr. Huang is the lead investigator of four randomized clinical trials on preventing MRSA disease and other healthcare-associated infections. She also has collaborations to study the regional prevention of MDROs in hospitals, nursing homes, and through simulation models. Additional significant areas of research include surgical site infections, outbreak detection, and electronic efficiencies for infection prevention.

She received the SHEA Investigator Award in 2012 and the Top 10 U.S. Clinical Research Achievement Awards from the Clinical Research Forum in 2014.

In addition to her commitment to SHEA, Dr. Huang serves as a member of HICPAC, as well as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Antibiotic Resistance Working Group for the CDC, the Antibiotic Resistance Committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Institute of Medicine Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation Collaborative.