Marcia K. Kern

Senior Lab Manager

Email: Marcia.K.Kern.11 (at) nd (dot) edu

Office: 311 Galvin Life Sciences

Phone#: 574-631-3241


I received my B.A. from Indiana University in South Bend . Afterward, at the University of Notre Dame I performed arboviral surveillance for the state and for St. Joseph County, working with Paul Grimstad. In 1989, I joined the Peace Corps and went to Kenya, where I collaborated for two years with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on a survey of knowledge, attitudes, practices and beliefs about malaria in Asembo Bay. I joined the CDC Malaria Branch and worked for another year in Kenya, where I gathered baseline information from mothers and young children as a prelude to the western Kenya insecticide-treated bed net trial (see Am J Trop Med Hyg 68 Suppl 4, 2003). An opportunity in 1996 brought me back to the University of Notre Dame.