Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, FACP, MS, MBA

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director, Hospital Epidemiology VA CT Healthcare System

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

Dr. Dembry is Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at Yale University.  She was the Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Associate Director and Director of Hospital Epidemiology from 1993-2015.  She is currently Director of Hospital Epidemiology for the VA CT Healthcare System. She has held multiple hospital leadership positions at both YNHH and the VA CT Healthcare System.  She was President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Board Chairperson in 2016 and serves as the SHEA liaison to CDC's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).  She is a member of the Connecticut Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health and is a member of the CT DPH HAI Multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Resistance Advisory Group. Her main interests include 1) the prevention and control of transmission of antibiotic resistant organisms in healthcare settings, 2) patient safety, 3) healthcare facility preparedness for high consequence infections and 4) training and education for hospital epidemiology and public health emergencies.  

Education & Training

MBA University of New Haven (2008)
MD Wayne State University (1986)
MS Wayne State University, Biology (1981)
Resident Wayne State University
Fellow Wayne State University Hospitals

Honors & Recognition

  • 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient SafetyBecker's Hospital Review (2015)

  • Charles G. Huntington III AwardConnecticut Public Health Association (2014)

Professional Service

  • CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Commitee (HICPAC) (2017 - Present) SHEA Liaison

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2017) Nominations Committee (Chair)

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2017 - Present) Education and Research Foundation (Chair, 2017)

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2017 - Present) Conflict of Interest Committee

  • IDWeek (2014 - 2016) IDWeek Planning Committee

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2014 - 2017) Vice President (2014), President Elect (2015), President (2016), Past President (2017)

  • American Hospital Association (2011) Clinical Advisory Panel on Healthcare Associated Conditions

  • Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (2010 - 2012) National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2010 - 2012) SHEA Board of Directors; Treasurer

  • CT Department of Public Health (2006 - Present) Committee on Healthcare Acquired Infections (voting member)

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2006 - 2013) Publications Committee (Chair, 2007-2010)

  • American Society of Microbiology (2005 - 2009) Councilor, Division L

  • Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (2003 - 2006) Council of Partners, Partnerships for Quality (Chair, Subcommittee on Implementation Strategies, 11/2003-9/2006)

  • CT Department of Public Health (2002 - Present) Reportable Diseases Advisory Committee

Activities

  • Teaching healthcare epidemiology Jimma, Ethiopia (2008 - 2008)

  • Infection Control Policies and Practices in China China (2007)

    These professors are conducting a policy analysis to understand how guidelines for infection control differ in China, followed by an empirical study to assess current infection control practices in the hospital setting, and we are developing a set of recommendations for enhancing existing infection...

  • SARS Infection Prevention Toronto, Canada (2003 - 2003)

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Contact Info

Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, FACP, MS, MBA
Patient Care Locations
Yale Infectious DiseasesYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Infectious DiseasesVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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Office Location
Infectious DiseasesVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Ste 111-I

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
Infectious DiseasesPO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056