Dr. Xiaoyan Song received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and her medical training from Wuhan Medical University in China.

She began her career in Infection Prevention and Control in 1999 and has well-rounded experiences in infection prevention practice and program management, education, and research. Her career in Infection Prevention and Control began at Johns Hopkins Hospital and rose to be a faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 2007, she joined Children’s National Medical Center to lead the Infection Control program. Under her leadership, the Children’s National Medical Center received the inaugurate award by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for eliminating central line associated bloodstream infections in 2011. In 2014, the hospital was designated by HHS as one of the five pediatric Ebola treatment centers nationwide. In 2016, Dr. Song was selected to serve as a member of the District of Columbia Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Advisory Committee. In 2018, she was appointed as the Chair of the External Affair Committee with the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Her research interest includes outcome and cost analysis and clinical studies. She has mentored a number of trainees and junior faculty and published nearly 50 peer-reviewed research papers. Currently she holds an Associate Professorship at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.