Kinta Alexander | Director of Infection and Prevention and Control
New York City Health and Hospitals/Harlem

Kinta Alexander, Director of Infection and Prevention and Control, New York City Health and Hospitals/Harlem

Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to the field of infection prevention, Dr. Alexander, Director of Infection Prevention and Control and CEO of MICRO Consulting Corporation since 2019, has charted a professional trajectory highlighted by groundbreaking initiatives, notably at Mount Sinai Brooklyn. Under Dr. Alexander's leadership, efforts to curtail the spread of Candida auris evolved into a system-wide protocol, earning commendation and recommendation by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for numerous hospitals. Noteworthy accolades include being the recipient of the United Hospital Fund 2019 Excellence in Health Care Award for Mount Sinai Brooklyn, specifically in recognition of endeavors for reducing hospital-acquired infection rates—and particularly for work to tackle the multi-drug resistant, hard to identify, and often deadly threat of Candida auris. Dr. Alexander's contributions to the field are further exemplified by her presentation and publication on C. auris at the prestigious International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) conference in the United States. These contributions highlight her role as a thought leader in infection prevention and control, showcasing her expertise on a global stage.  Her contributions span diverse research areas, with publications encompassing topics such as Outbreak investigation, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), Candida auris, Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), Measles, Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), Neonatal Pseudomonas, Hand Hygiene compliance model, Aspergillus, Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Her breadth of expertise positions her as a versatile professional capable of addressing various facets of infection prevention and epidemiology. Within her career, a pivotal focus has been the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of medicine. This commitment entails a meticulous examination of scientific methodologies and practices that facilitate inclusivity, mitigate biases, and address systemic disparities. As a mentor, she endeavored to employ evidence-based approaches to foster an environment that not only recognizes the value of diversity in Infection Prevention research but also actively champions it. In addition to her operational responsibilities, Dr. Alexander's active participation in academic and leadership realms defines her profile. She holds a Doctor of Public Health from New York Medical College. These academic accomplishments significantly contribute to shaping the educational landscape. Furthermore, her role as an adjunct lecturer in the biological sciences at Kingsborough Community College and Master of Public Health program at Long Island University underscores her dedication to disseminating knowledge.  Dr. Alexander currently holds the position of Board of Director at the Association for Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Greater New York Chapter, and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation, exemplifying her commitment to advancing the field at a broader organizational level.

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Day 2 - World Antimicrobial Resistance Congress & Disease Prevention Control Summit 2024 @ 14:30

Panel: From new drug developments to new approaches: Tackling the emerging threat of anti-fungal resistance

last published: 12/Jun/24 19:45 GMT
last published: 12/Jun/24 19:45 GMT

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