About Dr. Bindu Mayi
Bindu Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., is a Professor of Microbiology in the College of Medical Sciences, 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 the Zika virus infection and has appeared on multiple panels attended by healthcare professionals and public officials, including representatives from the CDC. Dr. Mayi appeared on the July 2016 segment of Dateline Health hosted by Chancellor Lipmann, discussing the spread of the Zika virus and risks associated with it. She has had multiple media interviews, including a live Facebook chat on NBC, the Sun- Sentinel, and the Miami Herald. Most recently, Dr. Mayi appeared on Dateline Health in September 2018, where she spoke to Chancellor Lipmann about sepsis. She was also interviewed by Kristi Krueger of 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. She 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.
Most recently, on Oct. 15, 2018. Dr. Mayi had an op-ed piece on flu published in the Orlando Sentinel.