Erica J. Washington, MPH, CPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC
Healthcare-associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance Program Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Health
New Orleans, Louisiana
Ms. Washington is currently the Program Coordinator for Healthcare-associated Infections and antibiotic Resistance at the Louisiana Department of Health in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is working to create a comprehensive approach to infection control and antibiotic stewardship across the provider spectrum by creating the HAI/AR Program.
In her career, Ms. Washington has enjoyed several professional achievements including being recognized as a 2013 White House Champion of Change for Prevention and Public Health. Additionally, she served as a Superbugs Ambassador for Pew Charitable Trusts’ annual antibiotic resistance advocacy event in both 2018 and 2019. Ms. Washington joined the Informatics Training- in-Place Program Fellowship (a joint effort by CDC, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and National Association of City and County Health Officials) from 2016-2017.
Ms. Washington earned her Master of Public Health Degree from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She became Certified in Infection Control in 2015 and has also earned the Fellow of APIC designation.