Dr. Brett received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics (1997) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree (2004) from University of Connecticut. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and then Adult Infectious Disease Fellowship at UNM. She then completed public health training with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (EIS) with the Division of Vector Borne Diseases in the Bacterial Diseases Branch. She returned to UNM in 2012 to serve as the Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Personal Statement

I am passionate about prevention of infectious diseases, particularly in the health care setting, and am interested in stemming the tide of antimicrobial resistance. To do this type of work, data is necessary and important to drive these changes so I have become interested in clinical informatics. Specifically, I am interested in improving clinical decision support for diagnostic tests or antimicrobials and in data reporting and visualizations to improve patient care.

Areas of Specialty

Infection Prevention and Control
Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices
Clinical Decision Support
Data Visualization
Antimicrobial Resistance


Infectious Diseases Clinical Informatics

Achievements & Awards

-Hospital Medicine Rush Pierce Outstanding Professionalism Award, 2022.
-UNMH Pharmacy Exceeding Excellence Award, Awarded the “Ripple Effect Award”, 2020.
-UNMH designee for Operation Thank You, Relay in the Sky, Honoring Healthcare Heroes and First Responders (link), 2020.
-External Consultant Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2020
-Robert G. Strickland Award, 4/2020. Awarded by the Dept of Internal Medicine.
-Dynamic Dyad Award, 1/2019. For CAUTI Reduction in the Neurosurgical ICU. Awarded by the UNMH Chief of Staff.
-Outstanding Medical Hospital Consultant to Hospital Medicine, 11/2017. Awarded by Internal Medicine Hospitalist Division.
-Stellar Consultant Award, 12/2014. Awarded by Primary Care Medical Leadership and selected by primary care providers at UNM/HSC.
-Unsung Hero Award, 5/2014. Selected by UNM Internal Medicine Residents 2013 - 2014.
-Outstanding Unit Citation, 4/2012. As a member of the Haiti Cholera Response Team.
-Outstanding Unit Citation, 11/2011. As a member of the Produce Outbreak Investigation Team.
-Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association Scholarship, 4/2009.


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