Debbie Malden, DPhil, MSc

Epidemiologist & Digital Surveillance Consultant

Division of Epidemiologic Research



Dr. Debbie Malden is an epidemiologist with research experience in large-scale prospective cohort studies. 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 diseases and outbreak response management with international nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Malden joined Kaiser Permanente Southern California in 2020 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During her 2-year assignment, she expanded her training and expertise in applied epidemiology. She is now an epidemiologist and digital surveillance consultant working as a principal investigator and co-investigator on various population studies. She has broad interests in disease prevention through the social determinants of health, particularly in underserved and vulnerable populations.

Areas of Focus

  • Large-scale observational studies
  • Vaccine safety monitoring
  • Digital Health surveillance tools
  • Outbreak response


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