Emily Appleton, MPH

Florida Hospital


Emily was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She received her BS from the University of Florida in 2007 and subsequently her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology in 2009. During graduate school, Emily worked as a Research Assistant for the Student Health Care Center and interned at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.

Upon graduation, Emily entered the Infection Prevention workforce at the height of the H1N1 Pandemic. She started working as an Infection Preventionist at Florida Hospital in Orlando, where she is currently employed. Emily is trained in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, and reporting of hospital-acquired infections; educating employees about infection control, and developing health system policies and procedures to ensure rigorous infection control standards that meet national regulatory bodies such as the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emily is an active member in the Florida Professionals in Infection Control, the Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology and the Central Florida Gator Club. Emily also currently serves on the board of the Florida Professionals in Infection Control.