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Role Team Leader / Senior Research Fellow
Dr Claire von Mollendorf is a medical epidemiologist currently working as a senior research fellow in the New Vaccines and Asia-Pacific Research Groups at the Murdoch Children’s Research Unit (MCRI). She has been with MCRI since 2017 and is an investigator on a number of projects in Mongolia. She is also the co-principal investigator on a Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) funded COVID-19 vaccine booster study. Dr von Mollendorf has an honorary appointment as a Senior Fellow within the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Department of Paediatrics.

Dr von Mollendorf is the project manager for a National Health & Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence for Pneumococcal Disease Control in the Asia-Pacific (CRE-PDC) which aims to address research gaps related to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine use in the Asia-Pacific region. It also focuses on building research and leadership capacity for early career researchers in the region.

Prior to 2017 she worked in different research areas, including women's health, HIV and pneumococcal research, in South Africa. Her passion and involvement in research has spanned over an 20 year period and has included adults and children, some vulnerable groups and ranged from clinical trials to observational studies. She also has an interest in the impact of environmental pollution on health.
Dr Claire von Mollendorf is a medical epidemiologist currently working as a senior research fellow in the New Vaccines and Asia-Pacific Research Groups at the Murdoch Children’s Research Unit (MCRI). She has been with MCRI since 2017 and is an...
Dr Claire von Mollendorf is a medical epidemiologist currently working as a senior research fellow in the New Vaccines and Asia-Pacific Research Groups at the Murdoch Children’s Research Unit (MCRI). She has been with MCRI since 2017 and is an investigator on a number of projects in Mongolia. She is also the co-principal investigator on a Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) funded COVID-19 vaccine booster study. Dr von Mollendorf has an honorary appointment as a Senior Fellow within the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Department of Paediatrics.

Dr von Mollendorf is the project manager for a National Health & Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence for Pneumococcal Disease Control in the Asia-Pacific (CRE-PDC) which aims to address research gaps related to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine use in the Asia-Pacific region. It also focuses on building research and leadership capacity for early career researchers in the region.

Prior to 2017 she worked in different research areas, including women's health, HIV and pneumococcal research, in South Africa. Her passion and involvement in research has spanned over an 20 year period and has included adults and children, some vulnerable groups and ranged from clinical trials to observational studies. She also has an interest in the impact of environmental pollution on health.

Top Publications

  • Iyengar, PJ, von Mollendorf, C, Martinson, N, Chhagan, M, Variava, E, Tempia, S, McMorrow, M, Gambhir, M, Cauchemez, S, Cohen, A, et al. Household transmission of influenza in a developing country setting—South Africa, 2013. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 21: 325 2014
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  • van der Straten, A, Montgomery, ET, Cheng, H, Wegner, L, Masenga, G, von Mollendorf, C, Bekker, L, Ganesh, S, Young, K, Romano, J, et al. High Acceptability of a Vaginal Ring Intended as a Microbicide Delivery Method for HIV Prevention in African Women. AIDS and Behavior 16(7) : 1775 -1786 2012
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  • Montgomery, ET, van der Straten, A, Cheng, H, Wegner, L, Masenga, G, von Mollendorf, C, Bekker, L, Ganesh, S, Young, K, Romano, J, et al. Vaginal Ring Adherence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Expulsion, Removal, and Perfect Use. AIDS and Behavior 16(7) : 1787 -1798 2012
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  • von Mollendorf, CE, Van Damme, L, Moyes, JA, Rees, VH, Callahan, MM, Mauck, CK, Puren, AJ, Tweedy, K, Taylor, D. Results of a safety and feasibility study of the diaphragm used with ACIDFORM Gel or K-Y® Jelly. Contraception 81(3) : 232 -239 2010
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  • Black, V, von Mollendorf, C, Moyes, J, Scott, L, Puren, A, Stevens, W. Poor sensitivity of field rapid HIV testing: implications for mother‐to‐child transmission programme. BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 116(13) : 1805 -1808 2009
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