Biography of Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.
Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID)

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a health policy expert and the former Lt. Governor of New York State.  She is founder and Chairman of RID – Reduce Infection Deaths – a national campaign to support greater infection control in hospitals and other healthcare institutions.  In addition to serving as Lt. Governor of New York, she has taught at Columbia University, held academic appointments in health policy at the Hudson Institute and the Manhattan Institute, written hundreds of articles for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Modern Healthcare, The New Republic, and received numerous awards for her writings, including a National Magazine Award.  Her research on how to prevent infection deaths has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, the CBS Morning Show, 20/20, and many other national television and radio programs.  And her steps that patients can take to help protect themselves from infection was featured recently in the Wall Street Journal.