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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Policy, Vanderbilt University

Marion Kainer, M.D. M.P.H, F.R.AC.P., F.SH.E.A., is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Policy at Vanderbilt University. She's also Head, Infectious Diseases at Western Health in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Specialties: Infectious Diseases, Healthcare epidemiology, infection control, antimicrobial resistance, public health, public health surveillance, COVID-19


  • 2019–present
    Head, Infectious Diseases, WESTERN HEALTH
  • 2003–2019
    Director, Healthcare Associated Infections and Resistance Program, TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
  • 2000–2002
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION


  • 2000 
    Monash University, MPH
  • 1996 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP
  • 1989 
    University of Melbourne, MBBS


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