We spotlight the importance of hand
hygiene to improve public health, serve as a trusted
resource and raise awareness of leading-edge hand
hygiene and skin health scientific advancements through the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog.
GOJO microbiologists, scientists,
nurses and communication professionals post regularly
and we also get the views of outside experts and
thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the
GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better
through well-being solutions.
David Berendes, PhD, MSPH
Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*
David Berendes is an interdisciplinary epidemiologist on the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Team of the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also serves as the hand hygiene subject matter expert for both domestic and global settings. His research focuses on sanitation and hygiene-associated exposures and their impact on health, as well as the increasing role of the environment in transmitting antibiotic resistant organisms. He has a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Duke University and both an MSPH in Global Epidemiology and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from Emory University.