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Trish Perl

Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc, is the Jay P Sanford Professor in the departments of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UTSouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas Tx. She formerly was at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Senior Epidemiologist for Johns Hopkins Health System. She is Senior Epidemiologist for The Johns Hopkins Health System. Dr. Perl received her Bachelor of Arts and medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She completed a residency in internal medicine at McGill University and a fellowship in infectious diseases and clinical epidemiology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She has extensive practical and research experience in the field of healthcare associated infections and resistant and epidemiologically significant organisms and is recognized globally for her innovation and research in the field and the use of research knowledge in the healthcare setting.

An active researcher, Dr. Perl has been a principal and co-principal investigator on multiple studies funded by the CDC, the Veteran’s Affairs Administration over the years. She has authored or coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed articles. In addition, she has written multiple chapters and contributed to guidelines and policies relevant to healthcare associated infections at the institutional, state and federal level. She has been asked to help with management of international outbreaks including SARS and MERS CoV and consults with international governments on guideline development and strategies to prevent healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.
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