Start Date

7-6-2011 10:00 AM

End Date

7-6-2011 10:45 AM

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Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH(c), MPH, CPH is the Worldwide Director of Professional Education and Learning Solutions for Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), a Johnson & Johnson Company located in Irvine, CA. Amber is responsible for educational initiatives for ASP and its customers related to infection prevention, healthcare associated infections, sterilization, disinfection, environmental hygiene, and quality initiatives in healthcare related to safe care and quality patient outcomes. Amber is a Doctor of Public Health Candidate (all but dissertation) in occupational and environmental health sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, TX. She was a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) doctoral scholar.

Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she was Manager of Health Affairs for Becton, Dickinson, and Company (BD), a medical device and diagnostics manufacturer in Baltimore, MD. Before going to BD, Amber was a Senior Industrial Hygienist at the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Washington, DC. She specialized in regulatory and enforcement issues on the national level, specifically those relating to healthcare. She was the OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator. Amber was an environmental health fellow with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and holds her Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University and her Bachelors in Psychology from Binghamton University in NY.

Amber will be presenting on behalf of ASP today, presenting her doctoral research publicly for the first time and would like to give all the credit to her doctoral committee at University of Texas School of Public Health, with special and warm thanks to Dr. Janine Jagger from the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center.

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Exposure Risks and the Chain of Healthcare-Associated Infection

Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH(c), MPH, CPH is the Worldwide Director of Professional Education and Learning Solutions for Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), a Johnson & Johnson Company located in Irvine, CA. Amber is responsible for educational initiatives for ASP and its customers related to infection prevention, healthcare associated infections, sterilization, disinfection, environmental hygiene, and quality initiatives in healthcare related to safe care and quality patient outcomes. Amber is a Doctor of Public Health Candidate (all but dissertation) in occupational and environmental health sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, TX. She was a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) doctoral scholar.

Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she was Manager of Health Affairs for Becton, Dickinson, and Company (BD), a medical device and diagnostics manufacturer in Baltimore, MD. Before going to BD, Amber was a Senior Industrial Hygienist at the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Washington, DC. She specialized in regulatory and enforcement issues on the national level, specifically those relating to healthcare. She was the OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator. Amber was an environmental health fellow with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and holds her Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University and her Bachelors in Psychology from Binghamton University in NY.

Amber will be presenting on behalf of ASP today, presenting her doctoral research publicly for the first time and would like to give all the credit to her doctoral committee at University of Texas School of Public Health, with special and warm thanks to Dr. Janine Jagger from the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center.