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Hispanic Heritage Month: Dr. Lucila Marquez

HOUSTON – Dr. Lucila Marquez cares for children with a range of infectious diseases both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Marquez is currently the Associate Medical Director for Infection Control and Prevention at Texas Children's Hospital and in this role addresses issues such as catheter-associated bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and exposures to and outbreaks of infections in the hospital system.

She has a Masters of Public Health with a focus on epidemiology. She is passionate about medical education and teaches a variety of learners including medical students, residents and fellows at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.

Marquez has national educational roles serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Editorial Board and the Education Committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.