Yokoe, Deborah

Yokoe, Deborah

University of California, San Francisco

 

Dr. Yokoe is a Professor of Medicine, a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Medical Director for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at UCSF Health. She has previously served as the co-chair of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), a federal advisory committee that provides input to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on issues relevant to infection prevention and control and controlling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings. She is currently serving as the Vice-President for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and will become SHEA President in 2023. Dr. Yokoe co-led the creation of the SHEA- and Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)-sponsored documents titled “A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare- associated infections in acute care facilities” which were published in October of 2008 and updated in 2014. The Compendium has been promoted by the IDSA, SHEA, the CDC, The Joint Commission, IHI, the American Hospital Association and many other professional societies and organizations as a tool to assist acute care hospitals in translating evidence-based recommendations for prevention of healthcare-associated infections into practice. Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of streamlined and reliable methods for performing surveillance for healthcare-associated infections.