Immediate Past President
Janet Haas, PhD, RN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY
Dr. Haas is currently the Director of Epidemiology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. She previously served as Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Westchester Medical Center, a 650 bed tertiary/quarternary care facility north of New York City, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Haas is an associate editor of the American Journal of Infection Control, and co-editor of the ‘Methodology Minute’ section. She has served as the chair of the APIC Professional Development Committee and is a member of the New York State Department of Health Healthcare Associated Infections Technical Advisory Work Group; she previously served on the APIC Scientific Research Council. Dr. Haas has authored the Hand Hygiene chapter of the APIC text, as well as several peer-reviewed publications in the field of infection prevention and control. She has presented at the local, regional and national level. Her research interests include Hand Hygiene, Environmental Disinfection and Computer-aided Surveillance.
Dr. Haas earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Sage Colleges of Albany, NY, her Masters in Epidemiology from the University at Albany and her Doctorate in Nursing from Columbia University. She has been Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) since 1999. Dr. Haas has earned the Fellow of APIC designation.