Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine

Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, UC Irvine Health, irvine, United States


Susan Huang, MD MPH is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at UC Irvine Health. She received her MD degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in Quantitative Methods. Her clinical epidemiologic research has focused on healthcare-associated infections - identifying the population burden, risk factors for acquisition and disease, and preventative strategies for containment. Dr. Huang is the lead investigator of three randomized clinical trials on preventing MRSA disease and other healthcare-associated infections through the use of topical decolonization therapies. She serves as a member of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), a 14-member US federal advisory committee that develops guidelines on infection control and prevention in healthcare settings. She is also a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Antibiotic Resistance Working Group for the CDC, the Antibiotic Resistance Committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Institute of Medicine Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation Collaborative.