Clare Rock MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, core faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Rock looks forward to seeing you at the upcoming SHEA Spring 2019 conference! She is Vice Chair of the SHEA Research Network (SRN) - Discover more about the SRN with Drs. Rock, Han, and Schweizer at the Research & Publishing Networking break, Wednesday, April 24 at 9:30 am! At SHEA Spring Dr. Rock will receive the SHEA Top Poster Abstract Award for her team’s work “Evaluating the Accuracy of Sampling Strategies for Fluorescent Gel Monitoring of Patient Room Cleaning”. She will moderate sessions “Ebola 5 years Later” and “Dealing, Dabbling and Delving into Devices”. 

Dr. Rock will join Drs. Babcock, Harris, Mody and Morgan for the upcoming SHEA Quarterly membership forum of 2019. They will discuss key questions, challenges, and opportunities in research. Dr. Rock is a past SHEA epi competition awardee.

Dr. Rock's research expertise is healthcare environmental hygiene and diagnostic stewardship. Funded by CDC, she applies human factors, systems engineering and other novel approaches to enhance current hospital environmental hygiene practices. Dr. Rock is current principal investigator of the 2018-2020 Johns Hopkins CDC Prevention Epicenter grant using innovative approaches to improve appropriateness of Clostridioides difficile testing. She co-leads the Maryland Statewide Prevention And Reduction of Clostridioides difficile (SPARC) collaborative, where she assesses and advises hospitals on environmental cleaning, antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention practices. Dr. Rock serves as research director for the High Value Practice Academic Alliance.

Follow Dr. Rock on Twitter @ClareRock1. Click here for Clare Rock’s bibliography.