APIC’s commitment to research

The association’s research program is supervised by the APIC Research Committee. The committee coordinates initiatives focused on practical solutions, grounded in science, and that can be implemented across the spectrum of healthcare settings. The aim of the APIC Research Committee is to make implementation science a meaningful and essential tool used by all infection preventionists.

Read the 2014—2015 research program report.

APIC sponsors research studies and collaborates with academic investigators on projects that align with the association’s priorities. The findings help infection preventionists make clinically relevant and meaningful improvements to patient safety.

APIC also collaborates with government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and private sector organizations on research projects.

To contribute: send your checks payable to "APIC Research Fund" to APIC Research Fund, 1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. For more information email Charu Malik, senior director, Strategic Partnerships & Research at cmalik@apic.org.

Educational Resources

As part of Strategic Plan 2020, APIC is offering several online education programs, developed by experts from APIC's Research Committee, that focus on the basics of research and implementation science:

  • Research Webinar Series
    This 5-part recorded lecture series provides learning opportunities for participants with a strong interest in developing or improving their skills in evaluating and conducting research. 
  • Evaluating and Conducting Research Virtual Learning Lab
    This hands-on learning experience allows participants to deepen their understanding of implementation science and develop or improve their skills for evaluating and conducting quality, impactful research in the IP field.

Announcing the 2017 APIC Graduate Student Award recipient—Mary Jo Knobloch, MPH

We are pleased to announce Mary Jo Knobloch, MPH as the second APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA) recipient. AGSA is awarded to a student seeking to complete his or her master's or doctoral degree and supports research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. A Research Health Scientist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Knobloch is a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences Division. As an award recipient, Knobloch will receive $5,000 to support research project costs for her dissertation: Leadership Rounds to Reduce Healthcare-associated Infections: A Case Study Approach.  


The first recipient of the APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA) in 2016, Deb Burdsall, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CIC earned her doctoral degree at the University of Iowa, College of Nursing where she defended her dissertation entitled How do Healthcare Personnel Use Examination Gloves in Long-Term Care? Testing the Reliability of a Glove Use Surveillance Tool.

You could be the next AGSA recipient! The application period for the 2018 award opens this fall.

AGSA is an example of what we can accomplish with your contributions to the APIC Research Fund.