PDI Clinical Team Spotlight:

Meet Jennifer (Jenny) Bender

MPH, BSN, RN, CIC, Clinical Science Liaison, PDI Northeast Region

Jenny has been an RN since 2010, and an infection preventionist for over a decade. She has worked as a frontline infection preventionist in various settings including community hospital, ambulatory / outpatient, large academic medical center, behavioral health, and most recently, public health. She has presented her work at multiple local and national conferences. She is passionate about community health and serves on her county’s immunization coalition board.


Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC) – CIC

Education & Contact Information

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Creighton University
Bachelor of Arts in General Sciences, University of Nebraska Omaha

E-mail: jennifer.bender@pdihc.com

Areas of Expertise

Infection Prevention, Microbiology, Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs), Emerging Pathogens, Environmental Disinfection, Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention, Public Health, Immunizations, Education, Emergency Preparedness

Why I do what I love

I was naturally drawn to public health and epidemiology early in my nursing career because of my love for science, data, and solving complex problems. One of my favorite things about this role is taking complex information and presenting it in a way that allows others to see importance of infection control, and then helping them through the implementation process. Watching people succeed and make healthcare safer is so rewarding.

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