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Kathleen M. O'Connor-Evans, American nurse, consultant, epidemiologist. Registered Nurse South Chicago Community Hospital School Nursing, 1962, Illinois; certified in infection control.


O'Connor-Evans, Kathleen M. was born on March 14, 1941 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States. Daughter of James J. and Imelda J. (Scully) Evans.


Bachelor of Science, St. Francis College, Joliet, 1976. Postgraduate, Roosevelt University, 1979. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1983.


Staff nurse South Chicago Community Hospital, 1962—1969. Assistant head nurse emergency room Provident Memorial Hospital, El Paso, Texas, 1969—1970. Supervisor R.E. Thomson General Hospital, 1970—1971.

Director nursing, supervisor nursing Mercy Center, Mercy Manor Facility, Aurora, Illinois, 1971—1972. Charge nurse Brookwood Convalescent Center, Des Plaines, 1972—1975. Coordinator, special projects Holy Family Hospital, 1975—1978, hospital infection control coordinator, nurse epidemiologist, since 1975.

Teacher Associate Practitioners Infection Control & Nationality, Chicago. Associate practitioner infection control. Lecturer in field.


Volunteer facilitator Persons With Aids Support Group Howard Brown Memorial Clinic, Chicago. Member steering committee North Suburban Cook County Task Force Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1978—1989. Chairman Medical Infectious Hazardous Waste Committee.

Member of Illinois Society Microbiologists, American Society Microbiologists, Chicago Association Practitioners Infection Control (nominating committee member 1981-1983, education committee member 1985-1986, Salmonella task force member 1985, 1986-1987, chairman certified and recertification committee since 1987, medical infection waste committee, certified committee member), National Association Practitioners Infection Control, National League Nursing, Association for Professionals in Infection Control (chairman program/education committee Chicago 1989-1993, chairman since 1988).


Children: James P., M. Kate, J. Daniel.