Natalia Jimenez, PhD, MSCI

Research Assistant Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
VTEU Program Coordinator

A native of Costa Rica and with a background in Microbiology, Dr. Jimenez completed a master's degree in clinical investigation (MSCI) followed by a PhD in Epidemiology at Vanderbilt University. Her work has focused on observational studies of S. aureus and pertussis, laboratory studies of the clinical and molecular epidemiology of S. aureus colonization in children and young adults, and clinical trials of vaccines. She currently serves as a Quality Assurance Officer for the VVRP and serves in one of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) committees at VUMC.