University of Louisville
Ruth M. Carrico PhD RN FSHEA CIC is an Associate Professor with the University of Louisville School of Medcine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Carrico has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Dr. Carrico has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and served as the editor for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) 2005, 2009 and 2010 electronic version of the Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, the primary textbook for infection preventionists used worldwide. Dr. Carrico has also served on the APIC National Board of Directors. As part of her work as an infection preventionist, Dr. Carrico has worked with acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, and physician and dental offices. In 2008, Dr. Carrico was appointed to the National Biosurveillance Subcommittee (NBS) Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in 2010 became a SHEA Fellow. At present, Dr. Carrico is a member of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC), the organization responsible for board certification for infection preventionists worldwide. In 2011, Dr. Carrico was appointed by Secretary Sebelius to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for a three year term. Also in 2011, Dr. Carrico was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow for the 2011-2014 cohort. In 2014, Dr. Carrico became the Associate Founding Director of the University of Louisville School of Medicine's Global Health Initiative. At present, Dr. Carrico receives research support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in support of refugee health activities, the Kentucky Department for Public Health in support of crisis standards of care plans, and from industry in support of immunization research.