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Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers
Journal. He is a graduate of Boston University where he received a B.A. degree in biology. Dr. Cohen received his master of public health and doctorate of philosophy degrees in industrial health from the University of Michigan. He is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Dr. Cohen is the former chair of the American National Standards Institute Z88.2 committee on respiratory protection and a current member of the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. He is the past chair of the AIHA’s respiratory protection committee, a past president of the Connecticut River Valley Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and a past officer and treasurer of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Janine C. Jagger, Ph.D., M.P.H., is professor of medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is founder and director of the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia. Dr. Jagger received her master of public health degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Early in her career, her research focused on brain trauma and motor vehicle safety. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Jagger has focused on reducing healthcare workers’ risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. In 1988, she and her colleagues published the landmark study in the New EnglandJournal of Medicine identifying device design as the cause of needlestick injuries and laying out design criteria for reducing risk to users. In 1991, Dr. Jagger developed the EPINet (Exposure Prevention Information Network) surveillance system for healthcare facilities to standardize the tracking of needlestick injuries and blood exposures. EPINet is now used in 50 countries. In 1994, Dr. Jagger founded the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center to propagate the findings from the EPINet research network and to accelerate the transition to safety technology. She was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2002 in recognition of this groundbreaking work. Dr. Jagger and her colleagues are the inventors of six patented safety needle devices.
Sundaresan Jayaraman, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering and in the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his research students have made significant contributions in enterprise architecture and modeling methodologies for information systems; engineering design of intelligent textile structures and processes; and design and devel-