Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI

Associate Professor of Medicine, Section Director, Healthcare Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI is the Section Director for Healthcare Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, the Medical Director of Infection Prevention, and Senior Epidemiologist at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Kwon is also a transplant infectious diseases attending and a former fellow of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Kwon specializes in clinical and translational research with a focus on antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention. Dr. Kwon’s Lab is dedicated to combatting antimicrobial resistance and explores novel methods to detect, prevent, and treat antimicrobial resistance. Her research is funded by the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, and multiple foundations. Dr. Kwon attends on the transplant ID service, teaching fellows, residents, and students. She is the Chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Awards Committee, and an appointed member of the federal Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

Dr. Kwon is currently mentoring undergraduates, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, fellows, and residents in antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention research. The highlight of Dr. Kwon’s Lab is providing trainees with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities necessary to reach their individual goals. She works with each of her mentees to understand their goals, and together, they create an individualized career development plan to help mentee reach their potential. She has successfully mentored students in bioengineering, medicine, infectious diseases, and microbiology. Dr. Kwon is committed to her mentees, and views the mentor-mentee relationship as one of the greatest joys in her work.

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Additional Titles
  • Section Director, Healthcare Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Medical Director for Infection Prevention, Washington University School of Medicine
  • BA, English Literature and Rhetoric, graduation with distinction: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2005)
  • BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2005)
  • Medical Degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL (2009)
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Chicago (NorthShore), Evanston, IL (2013)
  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Chicago (NorthShore), Evanston, IL (2013)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2015)
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation: Washington University School of Medicine (2016)
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • 2008: Midwestern University Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
  • 2008: Arnold P Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • 2009 Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean’s Award
  • 2010: University of Chicago (NorthShore) Intern of the Year
  • 2012: University of Chicago (NorthShore) Resident of the Year
  • 2012: University of Chicago Medical Student Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2012: University of Chicago (NorthShore) Nursing Housestaff Communication Award
  • 2014: Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America Jonathan Freeman Scholarship
  • 2016: Burroughs Wellcome Travel Grant
  • 2016-2018: National Academy of Medicine Anniversary Fellowship
  • 2018: Washington University Clinical Research and Training Center Outstanding Citizenship Award
  • 2019: CCOM Alumni Association Emerging Leader Award
  • 2021: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Distinguished Lecturer
  • 2022: Fellow, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
  • 2022: 2022 SHEA Mid-Career Award
Selected Publications
  1. Anthony WE. Burnham CD, Dantas G, Kwon JH.* The Gut Microbiome as a Reservoir for Antimicrobial Resistance. JID. 2020 Dec 16. PMID 33326581.
  2. Kwon JH,* Bommarito KM, Reske KA, Seiler SM, Hink T, Babcock HM, Kollef MH, Fraser, VJ, Burnham CA, Dubberke, ER. Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Impact of Probiotic Administration on Colonization with Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Critically Ill Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.  2015 Dec;36(12):1451-4. PMID 26308946.
  3. Thanert R, Reske KA, Hink T, Wallace M, Wang B, Schwartz DJ, Burnham CD, Seiler S, Cass C, Dubberke ER, Dantas G, Kwon JH. Comparative Genomics of Antibiotic Resistant Uropathogen Populations Implicates Three Routes for Recurrence of Urinary Tract Infection. IDWeek 2019. Washington, DC. October 2019.

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