About Dr. Bindu Mayi
Bindu Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., is a Professor of Microbiology in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Mayi teaches infectious diseases to students in the medical, public health, and other allied health fields. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Mayi is committed to promoting Infection Prevention as well as Antimicrobial Stewardship. She has been a spokesperson on various infections and has appeared on multiple panels attended by healthcare professionals and public officials, including representatives from the CDC. Dr. Mayi has appeared on Dateline Health hosted by Chancellor Lipmann, where she has talked about the Zika virus; the life threatening condition, sepsis; and most recently, yet another life threatening condition, necrotizing fasciitis, aka flesh eating disease. She has had multiple media interviews, including a live Facebook chat on NBC, the Sun- Sentinel, and the Miami Herald. She has been interviewed by ABC news, for her knowledge about sepsis. Prior to her NSU affiliation, Dr. Mayi worked in antibiotic resistance research as well as cancer nanotechnology research.
Dr. Mayi is passionate about medical education, especially prevention of infectious diseases and has taken her efforts at prevention to a global level by writing a book about prevention of MRSA. It’s titled Mrs. A and is a compelling, multi-generational narrative about MRSA woven into the fictional struggles of a young boy. As one reviewer put it, “Throughout this book you will catch yourself pondering how your own personal life would have been different if you had a mentor like, ‘Mrs. A’ to guide you.” In 2008, Dr. Mayi was one of 80 women winners of the ‘O-Whitehouse Leadership Project’, where her project was prevention of MRSA in U.S. hospitals. Dr. Mayi has had a couple of op-ed articles published in the Orlando Sentinel.
All of her work is based on her motto – Say No To Infections.