Jennie Kwon, D.O., MSCI

Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program

  • 314 454-8312

  • j.kwon@wustl.edu

  • Dr. Kwon performs clinical and translational research focused on the microbial ecology of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), and their relationship to the fecal microbiome and the microbiome of the built environment.

Research Abstract:

Dr. Kwon performs clinical and translational research focused on the microbial ecology of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), and their relationship to the fecal microbiome and the microbiome of the built environment. The Kwon Lab focuses on the epidemiology, transmission, and prevention of MDROs. Dr. Kwon conducts multicenter studies assessing the fecal microbiome in patients with MDRO infections, and the role of the microbiome of the built environment in MDRO transmission. She conducts her research both in the laboratory and the patient bedside.

In the in- and outpatient setting, Dr. Kwon specializes in the care of patients with solid organ and stem cell transplant related infections. She was the 2016-2018 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Anniversary Fellow, where she spent her time focused on healthcare quality improvement and health policy. She directly contributed to two globally impactful NAM studies, “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative,” and “Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Healthcare Worldwide.” Dr. Kwon’s experiences as a clinician, scientist, and NAM Fellow encompass her interests to translate the latest research findings into better quality care and outcomes for patients.

Selected Publications:

Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Impact of Probiotic Administration on Colonization With Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Critically Ill Patients. Kwon JH, Bommarito KM, Reske KA, Seiler SM, Hink T, Babcock HM, Kollef MH, Fraser VJ, Burnham CA, Dubberke ER; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Dec;36(12):1451-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.195. Epub 2015 Aug 27.

Assessment of Healthcare Worker Protocol Deviations and Self-Contamination During Personal Protective Equipment Donning and Doffing. Kwon JH, Burnham CD, Reske KA, Liang SY, Hink T, Wallace MA, Shupe A, Seiler S, Cass C, Fraser VJ, Dubberke ER.
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