Who We Are

The APIC Text is overseen by 12 dynamic Clinical Editors with support from 18 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

Co-Lead Clinical Editors

Ranekka Dean, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC
System Senior Director of Infection Prevention and Control, NYU Langone Health

Research Assistant Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Saskia Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC
Senior Fellow, Council on Strategic Risks

Assistant Professor, College of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Clinical Editors 2024

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

Genesis Health System
Davenport, IA

Pamela Douglas, MSN, RN, 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

Elizabeth Monsees, PhD, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Senior Director, Infection Prevention and Stewardship Integration Assistant Professor

University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Cynthia Nelson, MHED, MHA, MGH, CIC
Infection Prevention/Quality/Regulatory Specialist

Dearborn Surgery Center
Dearborn, MI

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

Northwest Hospital, LifeBridge Health
Randallstown, MD

Caroline Persson, MPH, MPA, CPH, CIC CIC, PMP, FAPIC
Program Director

Denver Health & Hospital Authority 
Denver, CO

Infection prevention consultant

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, FAPIC
Infection Prevention Consultant

Infection Prevention Consultant
Pinehurst, North Carolina

Associate Section Editors, 2024

Oluchi Abosi, MBChB, MPH, CIC
Infection Preventionist, Program of Hospital Epidemiology. Quality Improvement Program (QuIP)
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Feah Altura-Visan, BSN, MN, MAN, CIC, CQI, PG DIP IC, FAPIC
Clinical Nurse Manager 2, Infection Prevention and Control
Cork University Hospital Cork, Ireland

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

Caitlin Adams Barker, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC  
Manager, Collaborative Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Program
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 
Lebanon, NH

Jammie Cheung, MPH, CPH, CIC, CHEP
Infection Control Manager
Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
Infection Control Consultant
APIC Consulting Services Inc.
Baltimore, MD

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

Paul Gentile, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Preventionist 
Yale New Haven Hospital 
New Haven, CT

Chelsea Hagg, CIC, CIPHI(c)
Infection Preventionist 
Alberta Health Services 
Alberta, Canada

Kristina Herndon, DNP, CPNP-PC, CPN, CIC
Hospital Epidemiologist 
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 
Atlanta, GA

Geoffrey Ikpeama, MD, MPH, CIC
Lead Infection Prevention Specialist 
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

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

Aruna Poojary, MBBS, MD, DNB,Dip(HIC), D(ABMM), CIC, DipRCPath
Laboratory Director, Department of Pathology & Microbiology 
Breach Candy Hospital Trust 
Mumbai, India 

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

Jessica Rice, MPHTM, CIC 
Infection Preventionist 
Lower Key Medical Center, FL

Sheila Shipley, DNP, RN, CIC, EBP-C
Infection Preventionist 
Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center 
Kansas City, MO

Jacqueline White, MPH, CIC
Senior Infection Preventionist  
University of Michigan Health 
Ann Arbor, MI

Linda Wlodyga, PhD, RN, CIC
Infection Preventionist and EVS Manager 
Westfields Hospital & Clinic 
New Richmond, WI

Melissa Woosley, RN, MSN, CIC, T-CHEST
Infection Preventionist 
Lexington VA Health Care Systems 
Lexington, KY