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Preeti Malani

Chief Health Officer and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ is the Chief Health Officer and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan. Dr. Malani is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She received her MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she completed a Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan where she also received a Masters Degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. Dr. Malani completed fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University.

Dr. Malani’s clinical and research interests include infection control and prevention and infections in older adults. She is the director of the recently launched National Poll on Healthy Aging based at the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation. Dr. Malani has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and editorials and has edited 5 books. Dr. Malani is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Previously, she served as the Assistant Deputy Editor of Clinical Infectious Diseases and an Associate Editor of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

M.D. Wayne State University School of Medicine; M.S.J. Northwestern University