Alexander J. Kallen, MD, MPH
Alexander J. Kallen, MD, MPH, is Chief of the Prevention and Response Branch in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at CDC. His Branch responds to healthcare-associated outbreaks and works to prevent healthcare-associated infections and to slow the spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. He has been with CDC since 2006 when he served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer. Dr. Kallen has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on various topics, including healthcare-associated invasive Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli, infection prevention among hemodialysis patients, and the prevention of bloodstream infections.