The master of public health graduate as infection preventionist:Navigating the changing landscape of infection prevention

Am J Infect Control. 2019 Feb;47(2):201-207. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.07.018. Epub 2018 Oct 10.


Infection prevention is a rapidly changing field with regulatory requirements and emerging global public health threats. Infection preventionists (IPs) must use advanced epidemiologic skills for health care-associated infection investigation and prevention. A potential talent pool for IPs is the Master of Public Health graduate. Those hiring IPs should consider master of public health graduates as candidates who can help drive the future of this profession.

Keywords: Infection prevention; MPH; Master of public health.

MeSH terms

  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / organization & administration*
  • Infection Control Practitioners / education*
  • Public Health / education*