David Jay Weber

Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology
School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7030
Associate Chief Medical Officer, UNC Hospitals
Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology, UNC Hospitals
Medical Director, Occupational Health Service, UNC Hospitals
Coordinator, Highly Communicable Diseases Response
Medical Director, North Carolina Statewide Program in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Co-Chair, Biomedical IRB
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. David Jay Weber received his Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree from Wesleyan University in 1973, his Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of California, San Diego in 1977, a Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) from Harvard University in 1985, and completed his medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1985.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Preventive Medicine.  Dr. Weber has been on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1985 where he is currently a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the School of Medicine, and a Professor of Epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.  D. Weber serves as an Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Hospitals.  He also serves as the Medical Director of the Departments of Hospital Epidemiology (Infection Prevention) and Occupational Health for UNC Hospitals.  He is the Medical Director of the North Carolina Statewide Infection Control Program (SPICE), a co-chair of UNC Biomedical IRB, and serves as the UNC Principle Investigator on the CDC sponsored Duke-UNC Epicenter.  Dr. Weber is an Associate Editor of Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology and the SHEA liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  Dr. Weber has published more than 390 scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature and more than 600 total papers and chapters.  His research interests include the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections, disinfection and sterilization, new and emerging infectious diseases (novel influenza, SARS-coV, MERS-coV, Ebola), response to biothreats, nontuberculous mycobacteria, control of drug resistant pathogens, immunization practices (especially of healthcare personnel), zoonotic diseases, and epidemiology of tuberculosis.