Nalini Singh, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics Epidemiology and Global Health in the Schools of Medicine and Health Care Sciences, and Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA
Nalini Singh, MD, MPH is Professor Emeritus In Residence, Department of Pediatrics Epidemiology and Global Health in the Schools of Medicine and Health Care Sciences, and Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Singh has worked for over three decades in infectious diseases and infection prevention, including as Chair of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s National for twelve years (July 2000 to June 2012). Dr. Singh is a consultant to the CDC and the United Nations (WHO and Pan American Health Organization). She is recipient of several awards and honors, the most recent being the Pediatric Scholarship award in 2016 from the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. She is a Fellow of Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; a member of Practice and Guidelines committee of IDSA, and was the Chair of External Affairs Committee of SHEA during 2013-2014. She is a member of Guidelines committee and expert steering group supporting Infection Prevention Control unit of World Health Organization and participated in the development of Infection Prevention Guidelines; Best practices and Procedures to Prevent and Control the Spread of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in health care settings. She was a member of Centers for Disease Control’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee from 2003-2008 and participated in the development of guidelines for prevention of transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms both with CDC and European Congress of clinical microbiology and infectious Diseases (ECCMID). In 2009, Dr. Singh was awarded Fulbright Scholar and worked at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India to establish antimicrobial stewardship program for containment of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Dr. Singh has been an invited Chair of several international Conference sessions and special speaker to make invited presentations. At 2017 ECCMID, she was an invited speaker on Best infection control practices in a culturally diverse world where she will address the topic “control of multi-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in low- and middle-income countries – high-impact interventions without much resource”. Dr. Singh is nationally selected as Research Mentor for medical students awarded internships by the Society of Pediatric Research. She is a preceptor for and advisor of George Washington University’s Doctoral candidates in Public Health Program and mentors medical students, fellows, junior faculty members and SHEA International Ambassadors.
In 2014, at WHO HQ she helped develop the global platform for collaborative surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, with specific focus on standards for antibacterial resistance, and its Initial implementation. She has Chaired special sessions at Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Health Policy Dialogue and been special expert on Policy forum addressing Infection Control infrastructure in APEC region, and building capacity to address healthcare-associated infections and addressing emerging concerns in resistant organisms.Dr. Singh received her Pediatric training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and her Infectious Diseases training at National Institute of Health. She has a Masters of Public Health and Graduate certificate in Health Information Technology from the George Washington University. She is involved in infection prevention initiatives and curbing of antimicrobial resistance in low and income middle countries, which is a primary area of her work interest at present.