School of Nursing, Washington, DC; her baccalaureate in nursing from George Mason University School of Nursing, Fairfax, Virginia; and her master of public health degree and doctorate in public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Rogers was a visiting scholar at the Hasting Center in New York and is an ethics consultant. Dr. Rogers serves as chairperson of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda Liaison Committee. She has served on numerous IOM committees including the IOM Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health. Dr. Rogers is past president of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. She is currently Vice President of the International Commission on Occupational Health.

Edie Alfano-Sobsey, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), is currently a public health epidemiologist with Wake County Human Services in North Carolina. She recently served as an industrial hygienist, epidemiologist, and team leader of the NC Public Health Regional Surveillance Team 4. In this position, she was successful in creating and leading new initiatives in public health preparedness. These include developing the environmental sampling protocol for bioterrorism agents used by North Carolina public health and first responders, implementing and evaluating respiratory protection programs in health care agencies, developing and assisting with preparedness plans, creating training in epidemiology and outbreak investigation for local health departments, and coordinating exercises to test local and state preparedness plans. Dr. Alfano-Sobsey’s other areas of expertise include infectious disease epidemiology, medical laboratory sciences (specializing in microbiology), and environmental health sciences, with peer-reviewed publications in these areas. She holds a doctor of philosophy in infectious disease epidemiology and a master of science in public health in environmental sciences, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a certified medical technologist and clinical laboratory scientist.

Barbara DeBaun, R.N., M.S.N., CIC, has more than 30 years of experience in the field of infection prevention and control. She is currently an improvement advisor for Cynosure Healthcare Consultants. Prior to this role she supported BEACON, the Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative where she provided vision and leadership in the development, implementation, and facilitation of performance improvement initiatives for the 38



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