Biography

Dr. Trivedi is originally from the small town of Roseland, New Jersey. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she attended Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ). She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA and then a fellowship in Infectious Diseases from Boston University Medical Center. She joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010 as a Clinical Associate, where she developed an expertise in cardiovascular device infections, including left ventricular assist devices. In 2015, she transitioned into Infection Prevention & Control as the Hospital Epidemiologist for Suburban hospital, a community hospital member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, where she developed and implemented an antimicrobial stewardship program. She completed a fellowship in the Armstrong Institute’s Patient Safety & Quality Leadership program. In 2017, she was recruited to the UTSW faculty as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention for the University Hospitals and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

               She brings to UTSW a valuable expertise in general infectious diseases such as cardiovascular, bone & joint and CNS infections. Her academic interests are in infection prevention in limited resource settings such as that after natural or man-made disasters, both locally and abroad. In her current leadership role as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention, she is responsible for surveillance of health care associated infections (HAIs) such as CLABSIs, CAUTIs, C. difficile and surgical site infections, in addition to developing processes to aid in the reduction of HAIs. She enjoys collaborating with various departments in the hospital to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based practices to improve the quality of care being provided in the hospital. 

Her interests outside of medicine include painting, poetry, and exploring all things new.

Education

Medical School
Rutgers University (2003)
Residency
St. Vincent Hospital - Worcester Medical Center (2006), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Boston University Medical Center (2010), Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Healthcare Associated Infections
  • Infection Prevention in Limited Resource Settings

Publications

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Cerebrospinal fluid (1,3)-ß-D-glucan detection as an aid for diagnosis of iatrogenic fungal meningitis.
Lyons JL, Roos KL, Marr KA, Neumann H, Trivedi JB, Kimbrough DJ, Steiner L, Thakur KT, Harrison DM, Zhang SX J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013 Apr 51 4 1285-7
Iatrogenic Exserohilum infection of the central nervous system: mycological identification and histopathological findings.
Bell WR, Dalton JB, McCall CM, Karram S, Pearce DT, Memon W, Lee R, Carroll KC, Lyons JL, Gireesh ED, Trivedi JB, Cettomai D, Smith BR, Chang T, Tochen L, Ratchford JN, Harrison DM, Ostrow LW, Stevens RD, Chen L, Zhang SX Mod. Pathol. 2013 Feb 26 2 166-70
Fatal exserohilum meningitis and central nervous system vasculitis after cervical epidural methylprednisolone injection.
Lyons JL, Gireesh ED, Trivedi JB, Bell WR, Cettomai D, Smith BR, Karram S, Chang T, Tochen L, Zhang SX, McCall CM, Pearce DT, Carroll KC, Chen L, Ratchford JN, Harrison DM, Ostrow LW, Stevens RD Ann. Intern. Med. 2012 Dec 157 11 835-6

Books

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2017)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2017)
  • Texas Medical Association (2017)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2010)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (2008)