Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH

Dr. Sharon B. Wright is the Director of the Division of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology, Hospital Epidemiologist, and Interim Director of Medical Staff Affairs in the Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is on the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Wright received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and her master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Wright has served as a Councilor on the SHEA board and is a Co-Director for the SHEA/IDSA online fellows’ infection control course. Her research interests include the epidemiology and transmission of community-associated MRSA, prevention of healthcare-associated infections, and training of infectious disease fellows in infection control. Over the last 16 years, Dr. Wright has mentored 15 fellows in infection control and research and all have gone on to careers in healthcare epidemiology and health care quality. She created a funded infection control fellow track with a set curriculum for senior infectious disease fellows planning a career in healthcare epidemiology in order to provide hands-on experience in surveillance, quality improvement, and administration.