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Carolyn Stout, RN

NURSE EPIDEMIOLOGIST,
Public Health Associates
Bronze Member

Contact Details

Public Health Associates

NURSE EPIDEMIOLOGIST,
Public Health Associates

Bio

Prior to 1982, I held the following positions in the health care industry: MT ASCP (Clinical Microbiology), Instructor (Clinical Microbiology), Research Associate (Molecular Biology), IC Epidemiologist (Hospital Infection Control Program), and Infection Control Practitioner/ Consultant (Hospitals, LTC, and Behavioral Health).

In 1982, I transitioned to the role of independent contractor (d/b/a Public Health Associates) providing comprehensive infection prevention and control services to behavioral health facilities (MI and MRDD) in Eastern Missouri.   In 2003, I expanded my services as an independent contractor to include nursing and performance improvement. In 2017, I relocated from the St. Louis area to northern Michigan. I am currently semi-retired providing PRN IP support services and mentoring MPH epidemiology candidates, novice Infection Preventionists and laboratory professionals.

Education

University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
MPH
Clinical/Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology

Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Detroit, Michigan, United States
BS MT
Medical Technology

Maryville University of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
BSN, Magna Cum Laude
Nursing

University of Michigan, School of Public Health / Rackham Graduate School
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
1 year pre-candidate PhD Epidemiology

Clinical Practice Area

  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Quality Improvement

Professional Associations

American Nursing Association (ANA)
0 - Present

American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
0 - Present

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
0 - Present

Position Title

  • Other nursing position

Job History

Public Health Associates
Owner / Independent Contractor
Charlevoix, United States
June 1982 - present

CenterPointe Hospital
Quality Assurance Nurse (Independent Contractor)
St. Charles, MO, United States
June 2005 - April 2011

Lafayettte Habilitation Center
RN Consultant (Independent Contractor)
St. Louis, MO, United States
June 2006 - March 2011

Lafayette Habilitation Center
Director of Nursing (Independent Contractor)
St. Louis, MO, United States
October 2003 - June 2006

Honors and Awards

Blue Ribbon Abstract Award
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
1998

DHEW / PHS Traineeship Tuition Award
University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM SPH)
1975

DHEW / PHS Traineeship Tuition Award
University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM SPH)
1976

Leadership Award
Maryville University of St. Louis (MU STL)
1997

Leadership Award
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Iota Chapter (STT)
2008

Nursing Tribute Award
Maryville University of St. Louis (MU STL)
1999

Employment Status

  • Part Time in Nursing

Work Setting

  • Other