Who We Are

The APIC Text is overseen by eleven dynamic Clinical Editors with support from twelve Associate Section Editors - distinguished professionals selected by APIC for their expertise and authority in the field of infection prevention and control. Clinical Editors regularly review chapters and decide where updates are needed according to evolving guidelines, regulations, and best practices. Associate Section Editors act as chapter reviewers and provide chapter authors and Clinical Editors with feedback regarding chapter revision. Each chapter is peer-reviewed by at least two Clinical Editors and an Associate Section Editor prior to publication. Chapter authors are carefully selected based on their expertise, experience, and availability for chapter revision. 

Chapter review and revision is a tremendous service to APIC and the IP community at large. Tremendous thanks to our Chapter authors, Clinical Editors and Associate Section Editors.

Want to get involved? Apply to author chapter revisions or review as an Associate Section Editor today! To author chapter revisions, submit a CV and writing sample to texteditor@apic.org for consideration or to learn more. Author teams of 1-3 are welcome. Prospective reviewers (Associate Section Editors) can apply via APIC's Volunteer pages under Short-Term Opportunities. IP certification, some publishing experience (academic papers, etc.) and/or specialized skills are preferred but not required. Various levels of experience are welcome. Outline how your professional experience is applicable to the role in your application. Please also note if you wish to author or review chapter revisions (or both!) and if you have chapter preference in mind. 

APIC Text Editors

Lead Clinical Editor

Kelley Boston, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC
Senior Associate

Infection Prevention & Management Associates
Houston, TX

Clinical Editors, 2020-2022

Mandy Bodily-Bartrum, DNP, MPH, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Vice President, Infection Prevention

Vibra Healthcare
Mechanicsburg, PA/St. Charles, MO

Lisa Caffery, MS,BSN, RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Prevention Coordinator

Genesis Health System
Davenport, IA

Ranekka Dean, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Senior Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

Elizabeth Monsees, PhD, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Senior Patient Care Services Researcher, Antibiotic Stewardship Program Manager

Children’s Mercy HospitalKansas City, MOAssistant Professor University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine 

Barbara O’Connor, RN, MSN, CIC, NHDP-BC
Director, Infection Prevention and Control

Northwest Hospital

LifeBridge Health

Randallstown, MD

Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Associate Professor

Assistant Director, Center for Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship
Thomas Jefferson University - College of Nursing

Steven J. Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, LTC-CIP, CPHQ, FSHEA, FAPIC
Infection prevention consultant

Steven J. Schweon, LLC
Saylorsburg, Pa.

Barbara Smith, MPA, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Nurse Epidemiologist/Infection Preventionist

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s & Mount Sinai West Hospitals 

New York, NY

Raghavendra Tirupathi, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Physician and Infectious Diseases/HIV Consultant

Keystone Health
Chambersburg, PA

Sharon Ward-Fore, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention Consultant

Chicago, IL

Associate Section Editors, 2022-2023

Rebecca Alvino, RN, MS, CNS, CIC, CNOR, FAPIC
Field Unit Manager, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention
UCSF Health, San Francisco, CA

Nancy (Beth) Christy, MT MSHA CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
Baptist Health Louisville, Louisville, KY

Pamela A. Douglas, RN, MSN, CIC
Infection Prevention Coordinator
Texas A&M University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College Station, TX

Margaret Gilman, MAS, CIC
Manager, Infection Prevention and Control
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

Patricia Lawrence MS, BSN, BS, RN, CIC
Director of Infection Prevention
Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA

Linda McKinley, RN, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Research Health Scientist
Wm. S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital, Madison, WI

Sarah Milligan, MPH, CIC
Infection Preventionist II
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Cynthia Nelson, MHED, MHA, MGH, CIC
Infection Prevention/Quality/CSS Manager
Dearborn Surgery Center
Dearborn, MI

Caroline Persson, MPH, MPA, CPH, CIC
Portfolio Manager
Denver Health & Hospital Authority, Denver, CO

Kaleb Price, MPH, M(ASCP)CM, CIC
High-Level Disinfection Coordinator
Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Anne L. Reeths, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC
Multi-Site Director, Infection Prevention
Advocate Aurora Health
Green Bay, WI

Karoline Sperling, MPH, MLS (ASCP)CM, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Prevention Supervisor
Park Nicollet Health Services
St. Louis Park, MN