William R. Jarvis, MD
Dr. Jarvis is the president of Jason and Jarvis Associates LLC (a consulting company) and was formerly with the CDC for 23 years. Dr. Jarvis has over 400 published studies and is world-renowned MRSA and HAI expert. While at the CDC, Dr. Jarvis was Director, Office of Extramural Research, office of the Director; Nat’l Center for Infectious Disease: Acting Director, Associate Director for Program Development; Chief, Investigator and Prevention Branch” Chief, Epidemiology Branch – Hospital Infection Program (now DHQP). Dr. Jarvis is board -certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Jarvis is also a past president of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA).
Michael S. Pulia MD, FAAEM, FACE
Dr. Pulia is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin/Madison Scholl of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Pulia was formerly with Loyola Medical Center. He is an expert on community-acquired MRSA and C. difficile, among on infectious diseases.
John H. Powers, III MD, FACP, FIDSA
Dr. Powers is a physician/investigator on the faculty as a Professor of Clinical Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine. He previously was with the FDA as the Lead Medical Officer for Antimicrobial Drug Development and Resistance Initiatives in the Office of Antimicrobial Products, CDER. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and has been an investigator and involved in over 50 clinical trials. Dr. Powers research is in the development and evaluation of patient-centric outcomes for clinical trials and he actively sees patients and attends on the infectious diseases service.
Annette Mullett MD
Dr. Mullett is a board- certified physician in emergency medicine in Michigan and practiced for over 15 years. She is now a holistic/integrative practitioner specializing in vibrational medicine. She has studied extensively about natural products and how they can help fight and prevent diseases.
Rodney E. Rohde, Ph.D., M.D., SV, SM, MB (ASCP)
Dr. Rohde is Professor in the College of Health Professions, Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science program and an Associate Dean of Research at Texas State University. Dr. Rohde previously spent a decade as a public health microbiologists and molecular epidemiologists with the Texas Dept. of State Health Services Bureau of Laboratories and Zoonosis Control Division. Dr. Rohde is an expert on MRSA and has received numerous awards, has over 50 published research articles and abstracts and in was invited as a 2016 TEDx presenter.
In Memoriam - Barry M. Farr MS, MSC
Dr. Farr was an integral part of MRSA Survivors Network’s Advisory Board since 2006 and was a world-renowned pioneer expert on MRSA prevention and an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Virginia (UVA). Dr. Farr directed UVA’s Epidemiology Program for 18 years and Chaired the Master of Science Program. He published 167 (co-authored) journal articles, 137 scientific abstracts and 2 books (co-editor) on catheter-related infections.
As a leading expert on MRSA, his work continues today in clinical practice and he was a true leader on quality improvement. UVA was the first hospital in the U.S. to implement screening patients for MRSA and controlled MRSA in their facility. He was a mentor to MRSA Survivors Network’s founder, Jeanine Thomas and he was vital in the push for mandated MRSA screening and reporting legislation – he was a true patient safety advocate. Dr. Farr is a past president of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA). Dr. Farr passed away on Feb. 15, 2017 from complication from MS and will be greatly missed. He was a member of our advisory board since 2006.