Since 1998, Dr. Heather Reisinger has conducted ethnographic methods in fields known for their interdisciplinarity. After completing her doctoral training at American University, she expanded her research skills and undertook training in epidemiology and biostatistics, while remaining dedicated to promoting ethnographic research outside the discipline of anthropology. This background prepared her well to work with interdisciplinary teams to study how healthcare systems can most effectively improve access and prevent hospital-acquired infections. Dr. Reisinger has led qualitative components on several multi-site VA and non-VA studies on topics including substance abuse treatment, hypertension, MI and ACS, and TeleICU. Currently, she is the PI of one of Dr. Perencevich’s CREATE projects, “Building an Optimal Hand Hygiene Bundle: A Mixed Methods Approach.” This project is developing and evaluating an evidence-based hand hygiene improvement bundle by conducting a series of trials to test different combinations of potential hand-hygiene interventions (e.g., signage, pocket hand sanitizers, healthcare worker hand cultures). This project will also identify barriers and facilitators to the different interventions—and develop insight to inform national implementation of the different interventions. She is also a PIs of the project titled, Building a Learning Healthcare System to Understand and Improve Sepsis Outcomes in the VA TeleICU Network.