Mark Malek is the 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.