Gary Carter, MPH, CIC, CIH, HEM has worked in healthcare safety, research facility safety, and infection control for over 25 years with experience in rural hospitals, ambulatory clinics, dental clinics, and a large toxicological research facility. He has two Bachelor of Science degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master's degree in public health from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He has been certified in infection control since 2016 and certified in industrial hygiene since 2008. Gary's experience in infection control has largely been as a regional consultant and advisor to multiple healthcare facilities' infection control programs where he served as a mentor and educator to infection preventionists. He also performed healthcare facility assessments, infection control and environment of care program assessments, accreditation preparedness, and corrective action assistance. In this role he has authored numerous policies and procedures including co-authoring the Indian Health Service agency-wide infection control policy where he was the primary author of the cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization section.
He also has four years of experience in research facility safety where he assessed ventilation and biological safety cabinets, and oversaw employee safety. While there he served as the safety representative for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) where he reviewed scientific research protocols and recommended safety controls in all areas of potential exposures to include chemical, biological, and physical hazards.