Alice Guh, M.D, MPH

Alice Guh, M.D, MPH, is a medical officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She is board certified in Internal Medicine and In­fectious Diseases.  Prior to coming to DHQP, she served as the Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for CDC at the Connecticut State Department of Public Health.  In that capacity, she conducted epidemiologic studies of community- and healthcare-associated infections and performed outbreak investigations.  Currently, Dr. Guh works on the ambulatory and long-term care team at DHQP.  Her profes­sional responsibilities include the promotion of safe injection practices; providing technical expertise in investigations of healthcare-associated outbreaks, particularly in outpatient settings; and working with state and local health departments to improve public health response to emerging multidrug-resistant organisms.  One of her areas of interest focuses on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections in patients with cancer. Dr. Guh served as the DHQP lead for developing a Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for outpatient oncology settings.