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Kathleen Muldoon

Midwestern University

Dr. Muldoon received her PhD in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Anatomy at Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, where she teaches anatomy and embryology to medical and allied health students. Dr. Muldoon maintains several distinct areas of scholarly research. She is a paleontologist, involved in several projects that investigate lemur ecology, evolution, and extinction in Madagascar. She is also an anatomy education scholar, with interest in the effectiveness of teaching innovations on retention of material and public health knowledge. Her research interests include evaluating methods for prevention of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection through professional education, and promotion of CMV awareness and behavioral interventions in the community. Dr. Muldoon’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and the American Philosophical Society, among others. She has given research seminars and community outreach workshops nationally and internationally, and her work has been featured on National Public Radio. Dr. Muldoon is the proud mother of three children: her three-year-old son has multiple disabilities due to congenital cytomegalovirus.