Kavita K. Trivedi, MD

Dr. Kavita K. Trivedi is the Public Health Medical Officer of the Healthcare Associated Infections Program at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

As a medical epidemiologist, Dr. Trivedi created, manages and leads the California Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative. This initiative assists California hospitals and long-term care facilities implement and strengthen antimicrobial stewardship programs. She also leads CDPH in investigating outbreaks, potential exposures and enquiries regarding infection control and prevention in healthcare settings. Dr. Trivedi currently serves as the Chair of the SHEA Education Committee.

Prior to joining CDPH, Dr. Trivedi was the Medical Director of the Downtown Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic for homeless veterans in San Francisco. Thereafter, she served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the United States Public Health Service with the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Trivedi received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.