Infectious Disease

IDSA, SHEA and PIDS Announce 2022-2023 LEAP Fellowship Awardees

Mar 30, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology Association (SHEA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) are pleased to announce the awardees of the 2022 Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public Health (LEAP) Fellowship. The LEAP Fellowship is a $100,000 training award competitively granted to four promising young infectious diseases physicians. Funded by the CDC, this fellowship aims to foster the next generation of Infectious diseases leaders in public health, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship, giving them the hands-on experience needed to lead and collaborate across these disciplines of health care.


Caitlin McGrath, MD, University of Washington

Leap Fellowship Project: Associations Between Structural and Social Determinants of Health and HAIs
Partner Health Department: Washington State Department of Health

Lauren Leigh Smith, MD, Johns Hopkins University

Leap Fellowship Project: Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship and Preventing Drug-Resistant Organisms Using a Collaborative Approach Between State and Academic Public Health Leaders
Partner Health Department: Maryland Department of Health

Christina Kaul, MD, New York University School of Medicine

LEAP Fellowship Project: Analysis of Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Distribution Patterns and Associated Health Outcomes: Creation of Processes to Ensure Equitable Health Resource Allocation
Partner Health Department: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Clayton Mowrer, DO, MBA, University of Nebraska Medical Center

LEAP Fellowship Project: Development of National Special Populations Education and Training to Improve Provider Readiness for High-Consequence Pathogens
Partner Health Department: Douglas County Health Department

The LEAP Fellowship will commence July 1 and last one year. The Fellowship is for infectious diseases physicians in or after their second or third year of fellowship who are interested in pursuing careers in which they partner with public health departments. Awardees will present the results of their research projects at IDWeek 2023.

For those interested in applying for future years of the LEAP Fellowship, please visit this site for the most up-to-date information. The application cycle for 2023 will open around September 2022.

About Jaclyn Abramson

Jaclyn Abramson is a Senior Program Analyst on the Infectious Disease team. Learn more about how NACCHO works with local health departments to strengthen their capacity to prevent and control infectious diseases here.

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