Professor and Head of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Professor Karin Leder (MBBS, FRACP, PhD, MPH, DTMH) is an infectious diseases physician. She is the head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and also works as a visiting specialist physician for the Victorian Infectious Disease Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Her specific areas of interest include waterborne infections, including health issues related to alternative water source exposures, as well as imported infections (travellers' health, health issues in immigrants and refugees). She conducts research both in Australia and overseas, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific regions as well as . She is section editor of Travel Medicine for UpToDate, and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Travel Medicine and for Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases.


  • 2001–present
    Head of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University
  • 2008–present
    Head of Travel Medicine and Immigrant Health, Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital


  • 2008 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2001 
    Harvard University, MPH
  • 1997 
    Royal Australiasian College of Physicians, FRACP
  • 1990 
    Monash University, MBBS

Research Areas

  • Infectious Diseases (110309)