Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC
San Francisco, CA
Barbara has over 30 years of experience in the field of infection prevention and quality improvement. She is currently an improvement advisor for Cynosure Health. In this role, she provides vision and leadership in the development, implementation and facilitation of performance improvement initiatives for healthcare organizations. Previously, she was an improvement advisor for BEACON, the Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative, and was the director of patient safety and infection control at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She is currently adjunct faculty at Dominican University of California.
Barbara is an active member of APIC having served as the chair of the 2012 APIC Annual Conference Committee and as a member of the APIC Education Committee and the APIC Practice Guidance Council. She is the APIC liaison to the CDC’s Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and is an APIC EPI 101 faculty member. She has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of patient safety and infection control topics and has published over a dozen articles and several book chapters. In 2008, she was selected as Infection Control Today's Educator of the Year.