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Kimberle C. Chapin Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Medicine

Expertise/Certifications: Microbiology, Molecular Analyses of Infectious Disease, and Clinical Pathology
Office:  444-5057
(Lab Customer Service: 401-793-4242)

Dr. Chapin is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine at Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and is the Director of Microbiology for Lifespan Academic Medical Center.  Dr. Chapin obtained her B.S. in Biology from Boston College, and received her MD from the University of Massachusetts. In addition she earned her M.A. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Chapin is board-certified in Clinical Pathology (American Board of Pathology) and holds board certification from the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). She has expertise in the laboratory diagnosis clinical management of infectious disease, and is actively involved in research in the most current laboratory methods and clinical approach to microbiology and molecular diagnosis of microbial disease.

Prior academic appointments:
Clinical Instructor, School of Graduate Nursing, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT.

Clinical Instructor Microbiology and Virology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale, New Haven Hospital and Yale Medical School

Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Southern Alabama

Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Southern Alabama

Associate Professor of Medicine, and Microbiology, University of South Alabama

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

  1. Nijhawan AE, Chapin KC , Salloway R, Andrea S, champion J, Roberts M, Clarke JG. Prevalence and predictors of trichomonas infection in newly incarcerated women.  Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Dec; 39(12):973-8.
  2. McCulloh, RJ, Koster, M., Chapin, KC. Respiratory Viral Testing: New Frontiers in Diagnostics and Implications for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Virulence. 2013 Jan 1:4(1):1-2. 
  3. Ehdaivand, S., Chapin KC.,Andrea, S., Gnepp, D. Are Biosafety Proactice in Anatomical Laboratories Sufficient? A survey of practices and a review of guidelines. Human Path. 2013. 41(6)951-8. Epub 2013 Jan11.
  4. Echenique IA, Chan PA, Chapin KC, Andrea SB, Fava JL, Mermel LA. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Respiratory Viral Co-Infection during the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, 2013 PLOSONE 8(4):e60845.
  5. Mermel, LA., Jefferson ,J., Blanchard, K., Parenteau, S., Mathis, B., Chapin, KC., Machan, JT. Reducing Clostridium Difficile Incidence, Colectomies, and Crude Mortality in the Hospital Setting: A Successful Multi-Disciplinary Approach.. Jt. Comm J Qual Patient Saf  2013. 39:398-405.
  6. Guidelines for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases. Genital Infections. Supplement to CID, 2013 in press Chapin, KC.