Full Name
Dr. Hudson Garrett, Jr.
Job Title
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine; President and CEO, Community Health Associates, LLC
Speaker Bio
Dr. Hudson Garrett the President and Chief Executive Officer for Community Health Associates and a Adjunct
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville School of
Medicine. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control from the University of
South Florida. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection
Control. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration and
was selected as a Lifetime Member in the Association, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a member. He
is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Project Management and a Senior Fellow and Ambassador of the
Management and Strategy Institute. He was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow and Practitioner in the National
Academies of Practices. Dr. Garrett is a graduate of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 13-month
Global Patient Safety Fellowship with the and is a graduate of the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development

In August of 2021, Dr. Garrett was awarded the prestigious Fellowship Designation by the Society for
Healthcare Epidemiology of America in recognition of his work in infectious diseases and infection prevention
and control. In November 2021, he was awarded the Fellow Designation by the Infectious Diseases Society of
America. In 2022, he achieved Fellows Status and Board Certification in Healthcare Management from the
American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds graduate certificates in healthcare leadership from both
Cornell and the University of Notre Dame. He is an appointed member of the advisory committee for the Design
Thinking in Healthcare Program at Rutgers University. He is a frequent international lecturer in the areas of
infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections, outbreak response and prevention, and infection
prevention and control. He holds Board Certifications in Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality, Patient Experience,
Vascular Access, Antibiotic Stewardship, Prehospital Emergency Medicine, Tactical Medicine, as a Designated
Infection Control Officer, in Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing, Critical Care Fundamentals, Healthcare Value
Analysis, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Risk Management, Materials & Resource Professional, Infection
Control, Long-Term Infection Control, Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional, and as a Director of
Nursing in Post-Acute Care and Infection Prevention and Control Post Acute Care.

Dr. Garrett served as the Lead Faculty Member for the Infection Prevention and Control Long Term Care ECHO
Collaboration Program hosted thru the University of Louisville Trager Institute in collaboration with the Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the New Mexico School of
Medicine which delivers 16 weeks of infection prevention and control content to long term care facilities across
the US. Dr. Garrett led the development of the first and only core infection prevention and control and antibiotic
stewardship certifications and certificate of mastery programs in post-acute care settings. He has also received
the Association for Training & Development Master Trainer Designation. He has served on international and
national organizational boards in the areas of environmental services, dental infection control, infection control,
acute care infection control, post-acute care infection control, and vascular access. He has served on expert
panels related to disinfection and sterilization with the United States Food and Drug Administration, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency, most notably serving on the FDA’s
Panel and Working Group for Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing and the EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue
Committee. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Healthcare Surfaces Institute. Dr. Garrett has
lectured around the world and provided testimony to government and regulatory agencies on a variety of topics
related to infectious diseases, patient safety, and healthcare leadership.
Dr. Hudson Garrett, Jr.