Dr. Shruti Malik joined IQLS in July 2019 and is currently undertaking the role of Technical Referent for the Global Laboratory Leadership Program (GLLP) in Thailand and supporting laboratory strengthening and capacity building initiatives in the Southeast Asian region.
Dr. Malik holds quality experience of almost 10 years in laboratories, with infection prevention and control and antimicrobial resistance practiced in a variety of clinical, public health and academic settings.
Prior to her current position, she was the the boots-on-the-ground for GLLP implementation in Liberia (2019-2021). She started as a clinical microbiology consultant and laboratory coordinator for the National Tuberculosis Control Program in Saudi Arabia (2014 -2016). In 2017, she interned at the Public Health England to gain an insight into the surveillance of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, outbreak investigations and use of evidence-based approaches for public health decision making. In 2018, Dr Malik joined the WHO Office in India to provide technical support for the implementation of the National Action Plan for antimicrobial resistance containment in the country focusing on strengthening the One Health collaboration for antimicrobial resistance containment and establishment of integrated AMR surveillance across human, animal and environmental health. Also, she volunteered with the American Society for Microbiology contributing to the advancement of microbial sciences through global collaborations.
Dr Malik holds a Medical Doctorate (MD) degree from the King George’s Medical University, India, specialised in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases and has also a Master’s in Public Health from the University of the West of England, UK. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists. Dr Malik is certified in Infection Prevention and Control by the Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology, USA.