Posts by Christian Lillis

Christian Lillis

Christian Lillis
Christian is executive director of the Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF), a disease awareness and patient safety organization, co-founded with his brother, Liam, following the death of their mother from a Clostridium difficile infection in April 2010. PLF envisions a world where C. diff is rare, treatable and survivable. In pursuit of its vision, PLF is building a nationwide C. diff awareness movement to educate the public, empower advocates and shape policy. Christian is as an advisor to the Gulf Coast C. diff Collaborative, the Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance Organization, the Patient Viewpoint Institute, a member of the technical expert panel for AHRQ’s Safety Program for Antibiotic Stewardship, CMS’ Partnership for Patients’ Patient and Family Advisory Council and in 2013, the CDC recognized PLF’s work with its Excellence in Partnership award for domestic advocates and organizations. Christian is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Park Slope with his husband and their rescued beagle, April. He holds a B.A. in Political Theory from Brooklyn College-City University of New York, where he served as President of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alliance and won The Donald G. Whiteside Poetry Award.

The Dangers of Celebrating Too Early

Abstract  Clostridium difficile infections are a significant cause of death and harm in the United States. Despite their growing prevalence, surveillance and public reporting of...