Hilary Babcock

Dr Hilary Babcock is a Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases division at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis and Medical Director for the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Consortium of BJC HealthCare, a multi-hospital system in St Louis.

She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. After completing her residency, she served as medical chief resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for a year before starting her infectious disease fellowship. she completed her fellowship and joined the faculty in 2002. She completed a Masters Degree in Public Health from St. Louis University School of Public health in 2006. She is also an associate hospital epidemiologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital and the Medical Director for Occupational Health for Infectious Diseases for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St Louis Children’s Hospitals.

She is a fellow of both IDSA and SHEA and a member of the CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee(HICPAC). Her research interests include healthcare associated infections, transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings, vaccination of healthcare workers, and protection of healthcare personnel.