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Award of Honor Awardee Biography

Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., is Associate Director of Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in Atlanta. Srinivasan is also a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service.

An infectious disease physician, Srinivasan helps oversee several CDC programs aimed at eliminating healthcare-associated infections and improving antibiotic use. He leads CDC’s work to improve antibiotic prescribing in hospitals and works with a team of CDC experts researching new strategies to eliminate healthcare-associated infections. His team worked with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to develop a tool to improve antibiotic prescribing and reduce errors in healthcare facilities. to He previously led the CDC’s healthcare outbreak investigation unit, which helps hospitals and other healthcare facilities track down bacteria to prevent them from infecting other patients.

Before joining the CDC, Srinivasan was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a staff physician at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program.

Srinivasan earned his medical degree at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University Medical Center and sees patients at the Atlanta Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Srinivasan has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control, and antibiotic use and resistance. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. In 2008, he received the Investigator Award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, and in 2012, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.