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Barbara Ann Goldrick

Barbara Ann Goldrick, American community health nurse. Certified infection control practitioner.


  • Goldrick, Barbara Ann was born on June 30, 1936 in Providence. Daughter of Orlando and Rose (DeFusco) Petrocchi.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Rhode Island Hospital School Nursing, Providence, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Connecticut, 1975. Master of Science in Public Health, University Connecticut, Farmington, 1982.

      Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1987.


    • Nurse epidemiologist Manchester (Connecticut) Memorial Hospital, 1973-1977, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Newington, Connecticut, 1977-1986. Instructor University Connecticut School Nursing, Storrs, 1984-1987, assistant professor, 1987-1992. Assistant professor, director Center for Nursing Research and Scholarship Georgetown University, Washington, 1992-1995, associate professor, since 1995.

      Postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkins University School Nursing, 1990-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Certified infection control practitioner.


    • Contributing author: Critical Care Skills, 1992, Infection Prevention and Control, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Nurses Association, Maryland Nurses Association, Connecticut Nurses Association (past government relations council), Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (past president, board directors, program chair New England chapter, national conference program committee), American Public Health Association, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married William Goldrick, November 23, 1957. Children: Kathleen, Brenda, William Junior, Elizabeth.
    • father: Orlando Petrocchi
    • mother: Rose (DeFusco) Petrocchi
    • spouse: William Goldrick
    • children: Kathleen Goldrick
    • Brenda Goldrick
    • William Junior Goldrick
    • Elizabeth Goldrick
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    Born June 30, 1936