Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Direct of Infection Prevention, Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Dr. Susan C. Bleasdale is the physician lead for infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIH) and is a leader in related research. In administrative roles, she directs initiatives to reduce HAIs, infections with multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs), and improve antimicrobial prescribing. In research, she was the lead investigator for one of the first studies of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) use to reduce blood stream infections in intensive care unit patients. Current research activity is related to the epidemiology of HAIs and MDROs, the study of interventions to reduce HAIs and improve antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Bleasdale is one of the investigators in the CDC Prevention Epicenters. In this work she studies imterventions to decrease surgical site infections and has evaluated transmission of HAIs via healthcare workers.
Friday, June 14
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM