Major research interests include Public Health issues related to the US incarcerated population. Within the scope of the US correctional population, his interests are focused primarily in: interventions to control the spread of communicable pathogens; immunization programs; HIV clinical education and quality improvement, testing, and linkage to care programs; behavioral risk factor surveillance and modification; and outbreak investigations.
Mark Malek is Director of the Infection Control and Epidemiology and Employee Health Units for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) jail system. Dr. Malek completed a surgical internship at Stanford University, residency in Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA) from 2004-2006. His major research contributions have been in the areas of viral disease epidemiology and prevention in the U.S. and abroad while working with the CDC, and establishment of surveillance, research and programs to prevent the spread of communicable disease transmission, including communicable disease screening and prevention interventions, within the Los Angeles County Jail (LACJ). Dr. Malek is married to Jennie Malek and they live in Huntington Beach. They have one beautiful daughter, Catherine.
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Malek Mark, Bazazi Alexander R, Cox Garrett, Rival Germaine, Baillargeon Jacques, Miranda Armidia, Rich Josiah D Implementing opt-out programs at Los Angeles county jail: a gateway to novel research and interventions.. Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. 2011; 17(1): 69-76.
Maree Cynthia L, Eells Samantha J, Tan Jennifer, Bancroft Elizabeth A, Malek Mark, Harawa Nina T, Lewis Martha J, Santana Elaine, Miller Loren G Risk factors for infection and colonization with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Los Angeles County jail: a case-control study.. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2010; 51(11): 1248-57.
Malek Mark A, Teleb Nadia, Abu-Elyazeed Remon, Riddle Mark S, Sherif May El, Steele A Duncan, Glass Roger I, Bresee Joseph S The epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea in countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2010; 202 Suppl(11): S12-22.