Debbie Malden, DPhil, MSc

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer

Division of Epidemiologic Research



Dr. Debbie Malden is an epidemiologist with research experience in large-scale prospective cohort studies. Before joining Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Dr. Malden completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford, assessing risk factors for cardiovascular disease among a half million U.K. adults using both observational and genetic epidemiological techniques. In addition to her research on chronic disease, Dr. Malden also has field experience in communicable disease and outbreak response management with international nonprofit organizations. She has broad interests in disease prevention through the social determinants of health, particularly in underserved and vulnerable populations.

Through her role as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Malden is expanding her training and expertise in applied epidemiology. In this capacity, she receives on-the-job training and mentoring from scientists within both the Department of Research & Evaluation and the CDC.

Areas of Focus

  • Large-scale prospective cohort studies
  • Obesity and cardiovascular disease
  • Outbreak response
  • Genetic epidemiology


DPhil, Population Health Science
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
MSc, Global Health Science and Epidemiology
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
BSc (with honors), Biomedical Science
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom