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Ericka Kalp, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

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Associate Clinical Professor
Environmental and Occupational Health
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PhD, Epidemiology, Walden University
MPH, Epidemiology, Drexel University School of Public Health
BS, Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Ericka L. Kalp is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Co-Director of Dornsife's Infection Prevention and Control Academic Programs.

Dr. Kalp has 20 years of experience in epidemiology and infection prevention and control across acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care, and specialty clinics. She is currently the Director of Infection Prevention and Control and Consulting at ECRI.

She taught epidemiology and research methods at Shippensburg University (2023) and Chamberlain University (2017-2022). Prior to these roles, Dr. Kalp served as an epidemiologist and program manager at the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) for the Bureau of Epidemiology’s Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship program. Before her position with the PA DOH, Dr. Kalp was the Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at WellSpan Health (formerly Summit Health) for fourteen years. She has also been Project Coordinator and Senior Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Infection Control Epidemiologist at Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Bioterrorism Surveillance Review Epidemiologist for Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

She is board-certified in Infection Prevention and Control and Epidemiology (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) since 2007. Additionally, she is a Fellow of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Dr. Kalp has been certified in Lean/Six Sigma as a Green Belt (LSSGB) since 2021. 

Dr. Kalp has presented at local, state, and national conferences and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts. She also served a three-year term on both the APIC Research Committee and APIC Professional Development Committee. She has held numerous board-level positions in the East Central Pennsylvania (ECP) APIC Chapter and is currently the 2023 ECP APIC Chapter President.

Research Interests

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Healthcare-associated Infections
  • Outbreak Investigations
  • Environment of Care
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Research Methodology
  • Patient Safety


Kalp, E.L., Paoline, J., Riddle, A., Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M., and Sedivy, J., (November 2020) APIC Text Online (ATO) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-I9). Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Control (APIC).

Ham, D., Fike, L., Fulton, T., Dotson, N., Perlmutter, R., Kalp, E., . . . Walters, M. (2020). Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Resistance Patterns Among Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, 2012–2018. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 41(S1), S418-S418. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.1074

Billings, C., Bernard, H., Caffery, L., Dolan, S.A., Donaldson, J., Kalp, E., Mueller, A. (2019). Advancing the profession: An updated future-oriented competency model for professional development in infection prevention and control. American Journal of Infection Control. DOI:

Kalp, E.L., Harris, J.J., & Zawistowski, G. (2018). Predictors of certification in infection prevention and control among infection preventionists: APIC MegaSurvey findings. American Journal of Infection Control. DOI:

Kalp, E.L., Freshman, R., Montoy, N., & Bloomfield-Shorb, S. (2018). Markers, Erasers, and Germs, Oh My! American Journal of Infection Control. DOI:

Kalp, E.L., Marx, J.F., & Davis, J. (2017). Understanding the current state of infection preventionists through competency, role, and activity self-assessment. American Journal of Infection Control. DOI:

Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M. & Kalp, E.L. (2017). Infection prevention outside of the acute care setting: Results from the MegaSurvey of infection preventionists. American Journal of Infection Control. DOI:

Kalp, E.L., Freshman, R., Anderson, T. (2016). Abstract: A Second-Generation Bundle: Using a Multifaceted Central Line "Maintenance Bundle" as an Infection-Reduction Strategy. The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) 2016 Patient Safety & Quality Symposium.

Kalp, E.L (2016). Dissertation: Predictors of Influenza Vaccination Compliance Among Union and Nonunion Workers in a Pennsylvania Health Care System- Walden University 2016

Kalp, E.L. & Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M. (2016). Journal Club: Antibiotic information application offers nurses quick support. American Journal of Infection Control. DOI:

Reese, S. & Kalp, E.L. (2016). Journal Club: Commentary on “A Systematic Approach for Developing a Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention Bundle”. American Journal of Infection Control. DOI:

Kalp, E. (2016) Fundamental Statistics & Epidemiology in Infection Prevention: Chapter 8 Evaluating Research Studies, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. ISBN: 1-933013-65-6

Freshman, R., Kalp, E., Lehman, K. (2015). Implementation of a “free-choice” influenza vaccination policy improves vaccination compliance among healthcare workers in a Pennsylvania healthcare system. American Journal of Infection Control, 43 (6), S56-S57.

Lehman, K., Kalp, E., & Freshman, R. (2015). Implementing an electronic device day count methodology is a valid and cost savings alternative to manual collection methodology. American Journal of Infection Control, 43 (6), S55-S56.

Kalp, E., Freshman, R., & Lehman, K. (2015). Practicing what they preach: Infection preventionists and influenza vaccination. American Journal of Infection Control, 43 (6), S44.

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