Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Southern Shores, North Carolina
Cindy Gross is an infection preventionist with the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Surveillance Branch, where she is a member of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Protocol and ValidationTeam. In this role, she provides consultation and technical assistance regarding surveillance for healthcare-associated infections using NHSN. Cindy serves as a subject matter expert for adult and pediatric ventilator-associated events (VAEs), VAE calculator, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and the Unusual Susceptibility Profiles Alert. She has more than 30 years of combined experience in healthcare and the local and state public health sectors. She has worked as a public health communicable disease epidemiologist, an infection preventionist, and a medical technologist. Cindy has her BS degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a specialty in microbiology. She is certified in infection control and a published author in the field of infection control.
Friday, June 14
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM