Linda McKinley, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC is currently a research health scientist at the Madison VA Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She has over two decades of experience working as an Infection Preventionist. Linda has practiced nursing for over 30 years including service in the Army Nurse Corps. Linda received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Marquette University and her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. She has served in multiple local APIC chapter board positions including chapter President. She also served on APIC-Wisconsin Annual Infection Control Conference Committee. Linda is the recipient of the 2008 APIC Chapter Leadership Award having been nominated by her peers in the APIC-Badger Chapter for her work in developing an international sister chapter in Nairobi, Kenya. Linda has served on national APIC Board of Directors (BOD) between 2014 and 2015 and was elected as APIC BOD Secretary for the term 2016-2017. Linda has been a speaker at local, state and national APIC events and presented numerous abstracts at national conferences and has multiple articles in peer-reviewed publications. She currently serves on the American Journal of Infection Control editorial board. Linda has been the Principal Investigator on two VA funded infection control research studies and currently serve as co-investigator on a recently VA HSR&D funded multi-site HAI prevention study. Linda has a demonstrated record of experience and productive contributions to the field of infection control to enhance patient outcomes.
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