University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Yokoe is a member of the Infectious Diseases division, the Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of streamlined and reliable methods for performing surveillance for healthcare-associated infections, particularly surgical site infections (SSI), and she is an investigator in the CDC’s Prevention Epicenters research program.
She served as the co-chair of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), the federal advisory committee that provides recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on infection prevention and control issues a well as the HICPAC liaison to the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases. She is also an active Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) member and the current SHEA Guidelines Committee chair, and has served on the SHEA Board of Trustees and on many other SHEA committees.
Dr. Yokoe co-led the creation of the SHEA- and Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)-sponsored documents titled “A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare- associated infections in acute care facilities” which were published in October of 2008 and updated in 2014. The Compendium has been promoted by the IDSA, SHEA, the CDC, The Joint Commission, IHI, the American Hospital Association and many other professional societies and organizations as a tool to assist acute care hospitals in translating evidence-based recommendations for prevention of healthcare-associated infections into practice.
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