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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.


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

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Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 1998 2018

Cost of gastroenteritis in Australia: A healthcare perspective

Barker, S. F., Zomer, E., O'Toole, J., Sinclair, M., Gibney, K., Liew, D. & Leder, K. 1 Apr 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 13, 4, 16 p., e0195759

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Improving human and environmental health in urban informal settlements: the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) programme

Brown, R. R., Leder, K. S., Wong, T., French, M., Ramirez, D., Chown, S. L., Luby, S., Clasen, T., Reidpath, D., El Sioufi, M., McCarthy, D. T., Forbes, A. B., Simpson, J., Allotey, P. & Cahan, B. 28 May 2018 In : The Lancet Planetary Health. 2, 29, p. 29-29 1 p.

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A practical approach to vaccination of patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases in Australia

Wong, P. K. C., Bagga, H., Barrett, C., Hanrahan, P., Johnson, D., Katrib, A., Leder, K., Marabani, M., Pentony, P., Riordan, J., White, R. & Young, L. 1 May 2017 In : Internal Medicine Journal. 47, 5, p. 491-500 10 p.

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AspiriN To Inhibit SEPSIS (ANTISEPSIS) randomised controlled trial protocol

Eisen, D. P., Moore, E. M., Leder, K., Lockery, J., McBryde, E. S., McNeil, J. J., Pilcher, D., Wolfe, R. & Woods, R. L. 1 Jan 2017 In : BMJ Open. 7, 1, e013636

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Open Access

Australia's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System 1991–2011: expanding, adapting and improving

Gibney, K. B., Cheng, A. C., Hall, R. & Leder, K. Apr 2017 In : Epidemiology and Infection. 145, 5, p. 1006-1017 12 p.

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