Dr. Haiduven, PhD, RN, CIC is an Associate Professor at the College of Public Health. She joined USF in 2001. 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.