Research Team

Columbia University

Principal Investigator:

Patricia Stone
Patricia Stone, PhD, MPH, RN
Dr. Stone is Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Stone's program of research is aimed at understanding cost and quality outcomes. A quality outcome of special interest to Dr. Stone is healthcare associated infections (HAI).


Elaine Larson
Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
Dr. Larson is a Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research in the Faculty of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Larson serves on the study as our Infection Control Professional and Senior Nurse Epidemiologist.

Haomiao Jia, PhD
Dr. Jia is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Biostatistics in Nursing and the statistical consultant on this study.

Study Coordinator:

Monika Pogorzelska, MPH
Ms. Pogorzelska is the project director and a doctoral student in Epidemiology at Columbia University.



Denise Graham
APIC Internal Communications Expert, Executive Vice President, oversees Government Relations, Practice Guidance, Communications and Public Relations
Liz Garman
APIC Director of Communications, oversees media relations, public relations and community relations