Doramarie Arocha, PhD, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC, FAPIC

Date first certified: July 2014

Date joined CBIC Board of Directors: 2023

Work/APIC: Doramarie Arocha, PhD, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC, FAPIC is the Director of Infection Prevention for UT Southwestern Health System in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She attained a Master of Science Degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas in 1994 and her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Walden University in 2016. Doramarie worked as a Medical Technologist in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory for 11 years before transitioning into Infection Prevention. Dr. Arocha helped create a Special Pathogens Task Force at UT Southwestern which became the Assessment Facility for North Texas. 

Dr. Arocha has been active in TSICP and APIC serving as Board of Directors, President and Treasurer for TSICP and served on the Nominating and Awards Committee for National APIC. She was recognized and received the Fellow Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC). Doramarie was honored as one of APIC’s 2011 Who’s Who in Infection Prevention, was the recipient of the Rising Star Award from APIC-DFW in 2011 and was recognized for Outstanding Infection Prevention Support during the Hurricane Response in 2017. Dr. Arocha was selected as one of the COVID Heroes in DFW. Honored for her humanism (Gold Humanism Honor Society) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personal Note: Doramarie is passionate about Infection Prevention and hopes to be a resource for others. Her job motivates and inspires her to make a difference in people’s lives despite all the challenges she face on a daily basis. She enjoys spending time hiking, doing Pilates and working on increasing her abilities with canvas painting. She also cherishes time with her husband, their dog Mia Marie, and her son and his wife.