Professor Karin Leder

Professor Karin Leder


Head of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit
Monash University
Elected in 2021
Citation on election

Professor Karin Leder is an infectious disease phsician, Head of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Monash University) and Director of Travel Medicine and Immigrant Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital). As a world leader in disease spread across international borders, her research outputs have changed global surveillance prioritities and clinical management of infections among mobile populations. She also leads a multidisciplinary research program to improve water-sanitation management, reduce health impacts from exposure to environmental microbial contamination and mitigate adverse climate change effects via introduction of sustainable technology into resource-poor settings.

Professor Leder is renowned for mentoring a new generation of independent clinician-researchers.

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