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William R. Jarvis, M.D.

William R. Jarvis, M.D.
Pediatrics, Board-certified Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Board-eligible

Dr. Jarvis has over 40 years of clinical expertise and over 400 peer-reviewed publications.

Education

1974

M.D. Medicine
University of Texas, Houston

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1970

B.S. Psychology
University of California, Davis High Honors

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Work History

2003-current

President
Jason and Jarvis Associates, LLC

Dr. Jarvis is responsible for medical consulting in infectious diseases, pediatric infectious diseases, infection control, healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, protocol design (research), survey design, epidemiology, study conduct, and public health.

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2002 to 2003

Director - Office of Extramural Research, Office of the DIrector, National Center for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Jarvis was responsible for starting and building the first office of extramural research in the CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases and funded over $10 million in grants. He built the office of extramural research in NCID, CDC. He worked closely with the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research.

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1980 to 2002

Acting Director; Associate Director for Program Development; Chief, Investigation and Prevention Branch; Chief, Epidemiology Branch - Hospital Infections Program, subsequently known as the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For 17 years, he was responsible for the investigation (supervision) of all outbreaks and epidemiologic studies in healthcare settings and for developing all CDC guidelines for prevention of infection in healthcare settings. He was also responsible for training EIS officers in epidemiologic methods and outbreak investigation.

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1985 to 2005

Clinical Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine

He was responsible for attending on pediatric infectious diseases, and teaching and mentoring Fellows in infectious diseases.

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1990 to 2005

Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Epidemiology
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health

Dr. Jarvis was responsible for lecturing in healthcare epidemiology, outbreak investigation, and healthcare-associated infection prevention.

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Career Accomplishments

Associations/Societies
Dr. Jarvis is a member of SHEA, APIC, IDSA, and ASTM.

Licenses/Certifications
He has an M.D. degree and holds medical licenses in Georgia, Texas, and California.

Professional Appointments
Dr. Jarvis was Editor of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, former President of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and former President and Member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control andEpidemiology, Inc. (APIC) Research Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Jarvis currently is Chair of the FDA’s General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Committee.

Awards/Recognition
He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA). He graduated from the University of California at Davis with High Honors. Dr. Jarvis is a two-time recipient of the Spark’s award for academic excellence, has over 20 PHS awards, received the CDC Philip Brachman (teaching) Award, the CDC Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), the CDC Lifetime Achievement Award in Epidemiology (2010), the SHEA Lectureship, and APIC State of the Science Scientific Excellence awards. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has named an annual Society award after Dr. Jarvis.

Medical/Professional Internships
Dr. Jarvis was an intern in Pediatrics at the University of Texas, Houston. He completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). He did a Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and at Yale University School of Medicine (virology and public health). He completed his Preventive Medicine Residency at CDC.

Publications and Patents
He has over 450 peer-reviewed publications, 50 book chapters, edited six books, and over 50 CDC surveillance reports (MMWRs). He also has much experience with the media (print and television).

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Government Experience

1980 to 2003

Acting Director, Hospital Infections Program; Director, Office of Extramual Research, NCID
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Jarvis was Chief, Epidemiology Branch; Chief, Investigation and Prevention Branch; and Acting Director of the Hospital Infections Program. He supervised outbreak investigations, epidemiology training, and guideline development. He was Assistant Director for Program Development, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (formerly HIP). He also began and developed the Office of Extramural Research in NCID, which funded over 10 million dollars in grants. Dr. Jarvis retired as a Captain (06) in the U.S. Public Health Service.

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Consulting Services

Dr. Jarvis supervised the conduct over 150 on-site outbreak investigations in the United States and throughout the world and solved them all.

He has consulted with medical manufacturers, hospitals, and Ministries of Health. He has also consulted in infection control and infectious diseases in numerous countries throughout the world and for the WHO and PAHO.

Dr. Jarvis was responsible for providing epidemiology training to over 100 physicians (i.e., Epidemic Intelligence Service [EIS] Officers) while at CDC, during their two-year training periods.

He developed the CDC’s National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) system (now known as theNational Healthcare Safety Network or NHSN).

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International Experience

1995 to Present

Asia

Dr. Jarvis has consulted and conducted studies in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, and other Asian countries.

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1994 to Present

Africa/Middle East

He has consulted on infectious diseases (including tuberculosis) and infection control in several countries in Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, etc.) and the Middle East (Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, and Dubai).

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1985

Indonesia

Dr. Jarvis consulted and helped the Indonesian government and Dr. Soetoma Hospital develop an infection control program.

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1991 to Present

South America

He has consulted and conducted studies in a wide variety of South American countries and assisted them in developing infection control guidelines and surveillance systems (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico).

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1993 to Present

U.S., Canada, and Other Countries

Dr. Jarvis started the Pediatric Prevention Network in the U.S. and Canada (and a few other countries). This was the first pediatric multicenter collaborative effort to conduct surveillance and epidemiologic studies in infection control and prevention in pediatric patients in the United States and throughout the world. Dr. Jarvis has consulted in Canada and Europe.

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Additional Experience

Expert Witness
Dr. Jarvis provided medical-legal assistance to the Department of Justice and to a variety of private lawyers and hospitals.

Training/Seminars
He has provided symposia and presentations all over the world (over 1000 presentations at major meetings).

Other Relevant Experience
Dr. Jarvis has provided consultation to the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industry.

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Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Jarvis is interested in international travel, skiing, bike riding, tennis, stocks, and reading. He leads a bi-coastal life, spending Autumn through Spring on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and Summers in Port Orford, Oregon and San Francisco, California.

William R. Jarvis, M.D. was last modified: October 17th, 2015 by Nicholas Waton
William R. Jarvis, M.D. was last modified: October 17th, 2015 by Nicholas Waton