Marci Drees, M.D., MS, DTMH, FACP, FSHEA, is the Chief Infection Prevention Officer and hospital epidemiologist for ChristianaCare. Dr. Drees graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1998. She was a resident in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She also completed a diploma of tropical medicine and hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England.
Her work in public health and epidemiology began in 2002, when she became an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During this two-year training program, she was stationed with the Delaware Division of Public Health in Dover. She spent the next three years at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where she completed two fellowships. One was in geographic medicine and infectious diseases. The other was in clinical care research at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University, during which she earned a master’s degree in clinical research.
Dr. Drees joined ChristianaCare in 2007. Her other roles in the health system include providing care for patients living with HIV and/or hepatitis C the for the William J. Holloway Community Program. She serves as chair of the Infection Prevention Committee. Dr. Drees also serves on the Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee for the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Immunization Coalition.
Her clinical research has covered topics such as infant mortality, flu vaccination, outpatient antibiotic use, healthcare-associated infections and disease outbreaks.
Dr. Drees also is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and an adjunct assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.
Dr. Drees is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. She is currently SHEA’s liaison to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) and beginning in 2021, will be the chair of SHEA’s Education Committee. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
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|Residency:||University of Colorado Health Sciences Center|
|Fellowship:||New England Medical Center Hospital|