UCIP Outreach Team

The UCIP Outreach team is comprised of experts from the University of Chicago's Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and the University of Chicago Medical Center's Infection Control Program. UCIP Outreach tailors programs to deliver practical, evidence-based, and sustainable solutions that effectively limit the frequency and consequences of infection. Our experts are exceptionally well prepared to make your organization a healthier, safer environment.

 

 

 

 

Stephen G. Weber, MD, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness, Associate Professor of Medicine

Stephen Weber, Associate Professor of Medicine, is the Chief Medical Officer for the University of Chicago Medical Center and serves as Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Chicago. He specializes in antimicrobial resistant infections in vulnerable populations, particularly geriatric patients. Dr. Weber's research interests include the diffusion of best practices in infection prevention, and he has authored multiple studies on the prevention and management of healthcare-associated infections.

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD
Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pediatrics

Kenneth Alexander, Professor of Pediatrics, serves as the Chief of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. He is co-chair of the Committee on Adolescent Immunization for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research interests lie in immunization promotion and viral DNA replication and transcription control of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Bartlett , MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Allison Bartlett , Aissistant Professor of Pediatrics, serves as a bilingual expert in the microbiological characteristics of infectious diseases for the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. She has served on the review committee for Pediatrics and Clinical Infectious Diseases and her research interests lie in the molecular pathogenesis of staphylococcal infections.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Burns, CPNP, APN
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Medical Director of Pediatric and Family Travel Clinic

Jennifer Burns serves as the Medical Director of Pediatric and Family Travel Clinic at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. Jennifer provides pediatric infectious diseases inpatient consultation services at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The consultative care of these patients is often complex and includes management of

patients in the neonatal and pediatric ICUs, and care of children with

HIV and AIDS, as well as care of oncology and transplantation patients.

 

 

 

 

Heather M. Limper, MPH
UCIP Program Manager, Research Specialist II

Heather M. Limper serves as the UCIP Program Manager under the Sections of Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Chicago. Her expertise lie in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly transmission and prevention methods, and study design. Her research interests include behavioral determinants of disease transmission, focusing on hand hygiene and adherence to best practices in infection prevention.

 

 

 

 


Emily Landon Mawdsley, MD
Hospital Epidemiologist, Medical Director of Infection Control and antimicrobial stewardship, Instructor of Medicine

Emily Landon Mawdsley, Instructor of Medicine, serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist for the University of Chicago Medical Center as well as the Medical Director of Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the Universtity of Chicago. Her research focuses on understanding behavioral determinants of adherence to best practices in infection prevention, especially with respect to hand hygiene and antimicrobial use.

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, RN, MBA, CIC
Director, Infection Control Program

Sylvia Garcia-Houchins is Director of the Infection Control Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center and has provided infection prevention and control consultation in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care, and dialysis centers.