Leah Rose Turner, MSN

Associate Scholar

  •  Senior Clinical Manager, Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Division of Infectious Disease | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Vietnam
  •   Disaster response | Global Nursing | Humanitarian assistance

Languages: English (Native), French (intermediate)

Bio statement

Leah is currently serving as the Senior Clinical Manager and a Clinical Nurse Practitioner at the MacGregor Infection Medicine and Travel Program affiliated with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She sees patients departing for international travel and returned travelers for infectious diseases evaluation. Leah's global experience includes time as a Community Health Volunteer in the Peace Corps, where she lived and worked at a rural hospital in Southwestern Uganda. She is also on the Medical Teams International Humanitarian Response Team and deployed to Bangladesh in 2018 to support humanitarian relief efforts for Rohingya refugees.

Recent global health projects

In early 2024, Leah served as the content creator for the Vin Uni School of Nursing Communicable Diseases course, where she developed content for a six-week course focusing on infectious diseases and communicable diseases including TB, malaria, and dengue fever. In June 2024, Leah gave an Introduction to Infectious Diseases lecture to the Partners in Health Emergency Nurse Practitioner students at the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti.

Selected publications

Travel Medicine Updates for the Nurse Practitioner, July 2024 edition of The Nurse Practitioner (upcoming)

Last Updated: 09 July 2024