Barbara Smith, RN, BSN, MPA, CIC, FAPIC
Mount Sinai St. Luke's/ Mount Sinai West Hospitals
New York, NY
Barbara Smith is a nurse epidemiologist at the Mount Sinai Health Systems at the St. Luke’s and West campuses in New York City. She has participated in multiple local and New York State collaboratives to reduce HAIs. She is the infection prevention consultant for several independent ambulatory practices including endoscopy and dialysis centers in the metropolitan region.
She served on the MRSA Advisory Board for IPRO and serves on the Infection Prevention Steering Committee of Greater New York Hospital Association. In conjunction with the GNYHA, she developed and implemented an Infection Prevention Coaches Training Program offered to acute and long term care facilities throughout the NY metropolitan area.
Ms. Smith has served as a member of the APIC communications committee. She served as the president of the Greater New York APIC chapter in 2009 and previously as the membership chair. She has served on the chapter’s planning committee for the annual conference with primary responsibility for preparation of the continuing education application.
Barbara serves on the advisory board of Medical Reserve Corps of New York City and the American Council for St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo.
Ms. Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hunter College and a Master’s of Public Administration from New York University. She is certified in infection prevention and control. In 2016 she earned the Fellow of APIC designation.