25 years of Positive Deviance at the PD Global Conference
"past, present and future"
October 31st to November 3rd 2016
Jon C. Lloyd, MD Earned his MD Degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed training in general, thoracic and vascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers and was Director of the Surgical Residency Program and University of Pittsburgh Trauma Center.
Jon served as Chairman, Department of Surgery, UPMC-Shadyside from 1978-1988. He is co-founder of the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI) where he served as Medical Director for five years. Jon has also served as Senior Medical Advisor to the Plexus Institute and Senior Associate, Positive Deviance Initiative.
In July 2004, Jon became Pittsburgh Project Coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System to work on a community-wide effort to eliminate endemic Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using PD. The MRSA prevention model that emerged out of this collaborative effort in Southwestern Pennsylvania has inspired a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded initiative, supported by Plexus Institute, in which six beta site healthcare organizations used positive deviance as a cultural approach to fight MRSA.
Jon is currently coaching PD initiatives focused on truancy in a K-12 school, disparity in longevity affecting people with mental illness and mood disorders and suicide in college.
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