Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, has been working in the field of infection control since 1975. She lectures both nationally and internationally on this topic. She publishes books, videos, and articles on infection control-related issues. She has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. She has served as an education specialist for the National Institutes of Health.
West is a consultant to the US Public Health Service, Federal Occupational Health agency. She was voted a “Hero in Infection Control and Prevention” in 2006 for her work in the field of infection control and EMS by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.