The HAI advisory committee consists of representatives from different organizations around Mississippi that have an interest in HAI prevention.
The current committee includes members from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, MSDH Health Facilities Licensure and Certification, Mississippi Health Care Association, Mississippi Hospital Association, Information and Quality Healthcare, Network 8, Inc., and representatives from the three regional chapters of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
MSDH Office of Epidemiology staff involved in the HAI Prevention Program include (in alphabetical order):
- Cindy Allard, BSN, RN, CIC
HAI Program Coordinator
- Celeste Brewer, RN, BSN
Regional Infection Preventionist
- Paul Byers, MD
- Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH
Deputy State Health Officer
- Brittany Fowler, PharmD
- Theresa Kittle, MPH