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Karin graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1990 and undertook her medical specialist training in infectious diseases at Fairfield Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. She spent 3 years as an Infectious Disease Fellow at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston and completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard University. Her specific areas of interest include traveller's health, health issues in immigrants and refugees, and waterborne infections. Karin is on the Board of the International Society of Travel Medicine, she is the head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit and also works as a visiting specialist physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Research area keywords

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Travel Medicine
  • Waterborne Disease

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Projects 2005 2024

Research Output 1998 2019

Antiparasitic Agents

Leder, K., McGuinness, S. L. & Weller, P. F., 2019, Manual of Clinical Microbiology. Carroll, K. C., Pfaller, M. A., Landry, M. L., McAdam, A. J., Patel, R., Richter, S. S. & Warnock, D. W. (eds.). 12th ed. Washington DC USA: ASM Press, p. 2645-2668 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

A Prospective Study on the Impact and Out-of-Pocket Costs of Dengue Illness in International Travelers

Tozan, Y., Headley, T. Y., Sewe, M. O., Schwartz, E., Shemesh, T., Cramer, J. P., Eberhardt, K. A., Ramharter, M., Harrison, N., Leder, K., Angheben, A., Hatz, C., Neumayr, A., Chen, L. H., De Pijper, C. A., Grobusch, M. P. & Wilder-Smith, A., Jun 2019, In : The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 100, 6, p. 1525-1533 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A stepped wedge cluster-randomized trial assessing the impact of a riverbank filtration intervention to improve access to safe water on health in rural India

McGuinness, S. L., O'Toole, J., Forbes, A. B., Boving, T. B., Patil, K., D'Souza, F., Gaonkar, C. A., Giriyan, A., Barker, S. F., Cheng, A. C., Sinclair, M. & Leder, K. S., 1 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Complex choices: Which malaria chemoprophylaxis can be recommended for the pregnant traveller?

Schlagenhauf, P., Grobusch, M. P., Leder, K., Toovey, S. & Patel, D., 1 Nov 2019, In : Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 32, 3 p., 101525.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Impact of a Large-Scale Handwashing Intervention on Reported Respiratory Illness: Findings from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Najnin, N., Leder, K., Forbes, A., Unicomb, L., Winch, P. J., Ram, P. K., Nizame, F. A., Arman, S., Begum, F., Biswas, S., Cravioto, A. & Luby, S. P., 6 Mar 2019, In : The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 100, 3, p. 742-749 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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