Jenine Leal


Position: Assistant Professor / Research Scientist

Institution: Community Health Sciences and Microbiology, Immunology, & Infectious Diseases; Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary / Infection Prevention and Control, Alberta Health Services

Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Co-Investigator

Jenine Leal, PhD is an assistant professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary. She is also a research scientist for the provincial Infection Prevention and Control program at Alberta Health Services. She has a PhD in Health Economics and an MSc in Healthcare Epidemiology from the University of Calgary. 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 healthcare 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.

Key Areas of Expertise: Healthcare epidemiology, health economics, antimicrobial resistance, hospital-acquired infections