Dr. Jenine Leal
Dr. Jenine Leal is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary. She currently leads the Healthcare Epidemiology stream in Community Health Science, which includes teaching courses in Healthcare Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention and Control. She is also the Research Scientist for the provincial Infection Prevention and Control program at Alberta Health Services.
Education land Training
Doctoral: Health Economics, University of Calgary. Master of Science: Healthcare Epidemiology, University of Calgary. Undergraduate: Honours Bachelor of Science, Life Sciences and Classical Civilizations, University of Toronto.
Research Interests and Expertise
Dr. Leal’s research focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating the impact of novel approaches to infection prevention and control to improve patient safety, outcomes, and lower health care costs. More specifically, her program of research aims to determine the economic burden of antimicrobial resistance to the healthcare system and society; identifying best practices of screening for antimicrobial resistant organisms in hospitalized patients; and evaluating interventions to reduce hospital-acquired infections using secondary data sources.
Christian Tsang, MSc Candidate in the Healthcare Epidemiology stream, Community Health Sciences.
Co-Supervisor: Molly Lin, MSc Student in Health Economics (deferred to 2024)
Co-Supervisor: Ruoyu Li, PhD Student in Biostatistics (started 2021)