Shaefer Spires, MD, completed his internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He joined faculty at Vanderbilt in 2014 where he served as associate hospital epidemiologist. He also served as chair of infection prevention and co-chair of antimicrobial stewardship for Williamson Medical Center. He later joined the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention in Summer of 2019, where he served as medical director of Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network (DASON) serving over 30 hospitals. He is a member of the Community Based Hospital Epidemiologist Taskforce in the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) as well as on SHEA’s Journal Club Committee, SHEA’ Quality Measures Taskforce and the SHEA liaison for the Measures Application Committee for the National Quality Forum. He also serves as a member of the board of directors for National Foundation of Infectious Diseases. His research focus is on antimicrobial stewardship in community hospitals and development of evidence-based prescriber behavioral interventions.