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Kwon named chair of epidemiology society research committee

Noted for leadership in infection prevention, hospital epidemiology

January 27, 2023

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named head of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) Research Committee.

Kwon’s clinical and translational research is dedicated to infection prevention and combating antimicrobial resistance. Her lab focuses on novel strategies to reduce infections acquired by patients and health-care workers and to limit the spread of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Her work is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and various foundations.

SHEA represents physicians and other health-care professionals focused on infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship.