PIDS Member Spotlight – Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice

Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is the Co-Chief Infection Prevention Officer at University of California Los Angeles/Mattel Children’s hospital. Dr. de St. Maurice was born in Paris, France and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Rochester and completed her Pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

After residency, Dr. de St. Maurice moved to Vanderbilt University where she completed a pediatric infectious disease fellowship and earned a Masters in Public Health. Her passion for epidemiology and adventure led her to a fellowship with the Epidemic Intelligence Service in the Viral Special Pathogens Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During this time, she responded to outbreaks of Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Zika virus, and Seoul virus on three continents.

Dr. de St. Maurice’s research and clinical interests focus on mitigating the spread of emerging infectious diseases and vaccine-preventable illnesses. In her current role at UCLA, she has led the COVID-19 response for the hospital and UCLA sports teams. She has consulted for the Los Angeles Lakers and has provided guidance for other organizations in the greater Los Angeles community. Dr. de St. Maurice notes “As a Pediatric ID fellow, I never would have imagined how far-reaching Infection Prevention guidance could be and how many people in different sectors would need our assistance.”

Dr. de St. Maurice hopes that one of the results of this pandemic is increased attention to emerging public health threats and improvements in healthcare disparities.

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