debra

Debra is the Director of Clinical Affairs for PDI. She received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth. She is board certified in Infection Control (CBIC). She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Debra has been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years serving in various capacities within ambulatory care, acute rehabilitation, surveillance technology, and industry.

Debra (Deb) started her career in the microbiology laboratory. Though loving the daily reading of cultures, her passion for infection prevention surfaced when an opportunity to become an Infection Preventionist (IP) opened up in her organization. Deb’s strong background in microbiology and infectious disease made the transition to an IP role easier.

After several years in healthcare, Deb took a role as PDI’s first Clinical Science Liaison (CSL), providing clinical expertise to customers in the Northeast region of the country.

Contact

Phone: 508-612-3032

LinkedIn

Email: Debra.hagberg@pdihc.com

Education

UMass Dartmouth (formerly Southeastern Massachusetts University)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Certification
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)- MT (ASCP)
Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC)- CIC

Why I do what I love

Science has always been my passion. Combining the science of disease transmission with the ability to help others made infection prevention the perfect fit for my career. The ever-changing environment of healthcare around microorganisms, antibiotic resistance, and the challenges of human behaviors keep me engaged on a daily basis. And, working for a company where I can provide clinical support, coupled with infection prevention products/solutions makes me feel like I am doing my part to make the world a safer and healthier place.

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbiology and infectious disease transmission
  • Environmental disinfection
  • Hand hygiene
  • Ambulatory practice
  • Infection surveillance technology
  • Education
  • Leadership

Hobbies

  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking with my dogs
  • Gardening
  • Home decor

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