Natalia Jimenez, PhD, MSCI

Research Assistant Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
VTEU Program Coordinator

A native of Costa Rica, Dr. Jimenez originally joined the Creech Laboratory in 2007 as a Fogarty Fellow. After completing a master's degree in clinical investigation (MSCI), she entered the inaugural class of the Vanderbilt Graduate Program in Epidemiology and was conferred a PhD in 2013. Her work focuses on observational studies of S. aureus and pertussis, clinical trials of pertussis vaccines in high-risk hosts, and laboratory studies of the clinical and molecular epidemiology of S. aureus colonization in children and young adults.