PDI Clinical Team Spotlight:

Meet Debra Hagberg

MT (ASCP), CIC, Director of Clinical Affairs for PDI

Debra received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth and 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) and has been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years serving in various capacities within ambulatory care, acute rehabilitation, surveillance technology, and industry.

Deb started her career in the microbiology laboratory and although she loved 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. In fact, her 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.

Certification

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

Education & Contact Information

UMass Dartmouth (formerly Southeastern Massachusetts University)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
Email: Debra.hagberg@pdihc.com, LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

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

Why I do what I love

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.

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