David Jay Weber, MD

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
School of MedicineProfessor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

2153 Bioinformatics , 130 Mason Farm Road
Campus Box 7030
Chapel Hill 27599-7030
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1977 University of California, San Diego MD
1985 School of Public Health, Harvard University MPH, Epidemiology
Research interests

  • Health behavior
  • Health care delivery
  • Infectious diseases
Research activities

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1983
American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Instructor, 1985
Diplomate, Infectious Disease Boards, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988
Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine Boards, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991
Diplomate, Preventive Medicine Boards, American Academy of Preventive Medicine, 1992

Hospital acquired infections, cross-infection, disinfection and sterilization, new and emerging diseases, antibiotic-resistant pathogens, outbreaks, and bioterrorist agents.

Hospital-accquired (nosocomial) infections especially antibiotic-resistant pathogens, surveillance, disinfection and sterilization, nosocomial pneumonia, hand hygiene, and outbreak investigations. Other research interests include new and emerging infectious diseases (Pfiesteria, CJD, Norwalk agent), infections in child care centers, tuberculosis, and bioterrorist agents.

Key publications
Rutala WA, Barbee SL, Aguiar NC, Sobsey MD, Weber DJ (2000)
Antimicrobial activity of home disinfectants and natural products against potential human pathogens.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology: vol.21, p.33-8.

Weber DJ; Rutala WA; Blanchet CN; Jordan M; Gergen MF (1999)
Faucet aerators: A source of patient colonization with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia..
Am J Infect Control: vol.27, p.59-63.

Rutala WA, Weber DJ (1999)
Infection control: the role of disinfection and sterilization.
Journal of Hospital Infection: vol.43 Suppl, p.S43-55.

Weber DJ; Rutala WA (1999)
Zoonotic infections..
Occup Med: vol.14, p.247-84.

Weber DJ, Raasch R, Rutala WA (1999)
Nosocomial infections in the ICU: the growing importance of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Chest: vol.115, p.34S-41S.