Janine C. Jagger PhD
Dr. Janine C. Jagger is the Becton Dickinson Professor of Research of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia. She is also the founder and director of the International Health Care Worker Safety Center at UVa. She pioneered a voluntary data-sharing network of U.S. healthcare facilities, the Exposure Prevention Information Network, or EPINet. She was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in recognition of this groundbreaking work.
Dr. Jagger received her Bachelor of Arts, cumlaude, with Honors in Psychology at Moravian College in 1972. She earned a Master of Public Health degree with Honors in Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. She earned Ph.D. from UVa in 1987.
Dr. Jagger's research interests include the prevention of occupational exposures to blood borne pathogens, health care worker safety and medical device safety in developing countries. In 1988 she received the Distinguished Inventor Award from the Intellectual Properties Association for creating retractable needles to reduce the risk of needle stick injuries.
Some of Dr. Jagger's most recent publications include the 4th edition of Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections, Risks to health-care workers in developing countries published in a 2003 New England Journal of Medicine and an AORN Journal article; A study of patterns and prevention of blood exposures in operating room personnel. See PubMed Listing for Dr. Jagger