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Addressing Challenges Faced by Hospital Epidemiologists

Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, shares a few issues that hospital epidemiologists currently face.

Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, and enterprise epidemiologist for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, shares a few issues that hospital epidemiologists currently face. Dr. Price stresses the need for a discussion regarding certification and what it should consist of. She also posits that the role of hospital epidemiologists is not clearly defined; the subspecialty is more than just implementing and following bundles. Lastly, Dr. Price calls for an expansion of the current research repertoire in order to better understand issues occurring in patient populations.