Dr Alison Laufer-Halpin
Alison Laufer-Halpin has worked for the Division of healthcare Quality Promotion since 2013. She is currently a Team Lead in the Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, and a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Halpin leads a group of laboratory scientists and bioinformaticians in leveraging next generation technologies and bioinformatics applications to better understand, prevent, and contain healthcare-associated-infections; in investigations of healthcare-associated outbreaks, surveillance for the detection of novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms, and microbiome research. From 2011 to 2013, she was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and her Doctorate in Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases from Yale University.