PDI Perspective Podcast: Beyond the Sneeze: The Role of Surface Transmission with Respiratory Viruses

Author: Timothy Wiemken PhD., MPH, FAPIC, FSHEA, CIC

Categories: General Infection Prevention, Podcasts & Surface Disinfection May 14, 2021
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Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC interviews Timothy L Wiemken, Ph.D., MPH, FAPIC, FSHEA, CIC, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, in our latest PDI Perspectives Podcast. In this podcast, Wiemken discusses the importance of proper and effective cleaning and disinfecting within healthcare facilities, specifically against SARS-CoV-2 and other important epidemiologic pathogens.

 

Author

Timothy Wiemken PhD MPH FAPIC FSHEA CIC
Timothy L Wiemken Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Profile

Dr. Timothy Wiemken is an Associate Professor in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy, and Immunology.  He is the Director of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology for SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, the Director of Data Science and Epidemiology in the Institute for Vaccine Science and Policy, and the Director of the Systems Infection Prevention Center at Saint Louis University.

He has been certified in infection prevention and control since 2008 and is a fellow of both the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

He is active with APIC and the SHEA, serving on many national committees. He has authored and co-authored numerous guidelines and book chapters on infectious diseases and infection prevention, and nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and national/international guidelines related to infectious disease epidemiology.

Contact

Phone: 314-977-5500
Direct: 314-977-1199
timothy.wiemken@health.slu.edu

Education

University of Louisville
Doctorate in Public Health
Saint Louis University
Master’s Degree in Epidemiology
Southern Illinois University
Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Qualifications

Associate Professor- Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy, and Immunology
Director, Data Science, and Epidemiology, Institute for Vaccine Science and Policy
Director, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, SSM Saint Louis University Hospital
Director, Systems Infection Prevention Center

Areas of Expertise

Pneumonia
Influenza
Emerging Respiratory Pathogens
Data Science in Healthcare
Healthcare-Associated Infections

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