Carol McLay

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Carol McLay, DrPH, MPH, FAPIC, CIC
Infection Control International
Louisville, KY

Dr. McLay is the CEO of Infection Control International and is a consultant in the fields of healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and control, and public health. Carol received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa in Canada, an MPH from Emory University, and a DrPH in epidemiology at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. McLay is an instructor at Spalding University where she shares her passion and expertise about epidemiology. She enjoys frequent overseas travel to advance knowledge and understanding of key concepts and principles in infection prevention and control practice with international healthcare professionals. In the fall of 2014, she spent 6 weeks in Sierra Leone working with the WHO Ebola Response Team as an Infection Prevention and Control Specialist.

Carol serves as the Lead Nurse Planner with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), where she has responsibility for the management of their continuing education programs. 

She currently serves as a member of the External Affairs Committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). She is the author of The Infection Prevention Competency Review Guide, 4th edition, and APIC’s Certification Study Guide, 5th and 6th edition.