Terri Lee Roberts is a senior infection preventionist for the Patient Safety Authority. In this role, she assists with the improvement of patient safety by initiating, developing, implementing, and monitoring new and existing infection prevention initiatives throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition she provides educational programs on infection prevention and control topics for acute care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, and risk management and quality groups. Ms. Roberts has an extensive background in critical care nursing, infection prevention and control, and emergency preparedness. Ms. Roberts has authored and co-authored many infection prevention and control articles and is published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory. She has authored and co-authored many abstracts for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders.
Ms. Roberts is a graduate of UPMC Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing and graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Ohio University. She is board certified in infection control and epidemiology and a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), where she serves as a faculty member. Ms. Roberts is a 2019 recipient of APIC's Heroes of Infection Prevention Award for Education. She is a member of the Three Rivers Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and serves on the executive committee for the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition.