603. Interactive Panelist
Session: Interactive Session: Thorny Issues in Infection Control
Friday, October 4, 2013: 9:10 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: Esplanade Ballroom 301-310
Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Susan E. Coffin, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she has been the Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control for 10 years. Dr. Coffin is an Associate Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania and a Physician Scientist at the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases and holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Coffin holds leadership roles in a number of national working groups that focus upon hospital epidemiology including, U.S. News and World Reports “Best Children’s Hospitals Report” (lead of Infection Control Working Group), Infection Prevention Forum of the Children’s Healthcare Association (CHCA), and Infection Prevention and Infectious Diseases Advisory Group for National Association of Children’s Hospitals, (NACHRI). Dr. Coffin has served as an advisor to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services on defining healthcare-associated infections in children. Additionally, Dr. Coffin is a member of the Governor’s Health Advisory Board and the Healthcare-associated Infections Working Group for the State of Pennsylvania. Dr. Coffin has served as an international consultant and trainer for infection prevention and control programs in various developing countries, including Egypt, Ghana, Botswana, and Vietnam. Dr. Coffin’s research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections and the burden of influenza among children.



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