Donna Haiduven, Ph.D, RN, CIC

Donna Haiduven, Ph.D, RN, CIC

Associate Professor

Contact Info

Office: CPH 1132, MDC 56
Voice Mail: (813) 974-6472
Fax: (813) 974-8506
 Education and History

Came to USF



B.S.N. University of South Florida, 1977
M.S.N University of Miami, 1981
Ph.D. University of California, 2000


Infection Prevention Control & Occupational Health


Sharps Device Evaluations in the Laboratory Setting
Percutaneous Injury Prevention in Healthcare Workers
Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention
Occupational Infection Control
Bioreadiness and Biodefense (including Pandemic Influenza Preparedness)

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Haiduven, PhD, RN, CIC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health. She joined USF in 2001, originally in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. In addition, Dr. Haiduven is a Researcher at the V. A. VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry and Research Center of Excellence. Dr. Haiduven specialized in Occupational Health for her Ph.D., with a minor in teaching. Dr. Haiduven has teaching, advising, service and research responsibilities at USF.

Dr. Haiduven is Director of the Infection Control Graduate Certificate Program at the USF COPH. She has over 25 years of experience as an Infection Control Professional and is currently board certified in Infection Control (CIC) from the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC). Dr. Haiduven is the course director and instructor for 3 courses: 1) Disease Surveillance & Monitoring (PHC 6251) offered in the fall semester, 2) Infectious Disease Prevention Strategies (PHC 6517), offered in the spring semester and 3) Infection Control Program Design (PHC 6314), offered in the summer semester. She contributes to the 4th Infection Control Certificate course, Microbiology for Healthcare Workers (PHC 6562) taught by Dr. Azliyati Azizan in the fall semester. All four Infection Control Certificate Program courses are offered fully on-line as of fall 2008.

Dr. Haiduven's research interests are in the prevention of sharps injuries in healthcare workers, with a focus on evaluating sharps devices designed for safety. She has two research laboratories, one at the USF College of Public Health and one at the V.A. Research Center of Excellence. Dr. Haiduven has served as a mentor for numerous students in their field experiences and/or special projects, resulting in opportunities for students to engage in research in her labs, scientific presentations, and contributing to writing abstracts and manuscripts.

Dr. Haiduven is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, contributing as first author of the chapter entitled "Immunization in the Healthcare Worker" in the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology for all three editions. She serves on the editorial board for Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology, a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and the member of several honor societies. She has an extensive list of publications, presentations and invited lectures.