George W. Rutherford, M.D., A.M., is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History; Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Professor of Epidemiology and Health Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr Rutherford leads the Global Strategic Information group within UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences and is Principal Investigator of a series of CDC cooperative agreements that support PEPFAR in the Caribbean Region, Botswana, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia. He teaches HIV surveillance and research methods at UCSF and through the WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Strategic Information at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Educated at Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine, he is board certified in pediatrics and in general preventive medicine and public health. He has worked extensively in public health, with an emphasis on the epidemiology and control of communicable diseases, both domestically and internationally and has held a number of positions in public health agencies, including having served as State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist for California, Director of the AIDS Office for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Director of Immunizations for the New York City Department of Health and an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC.
Dr Rutherford has been in academic medicine and public health since 1995, his interests have largely focused the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of public health importance, and more specifically on HIV infection and other emerging diseases in low- and middle-income countries. He has a special interest in meta-analysis and serves as an editor in the Cochrane Collaboration’s Infectious Diseases Group. In addition to his CDC projects, he serves as an advisor to the World Health Organization, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is a past chair the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Epidemiology and was the first Chair of the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Council. He has also served on the National Academy of Medicine’s Board on the Health of Select Populations and multiple National Academy of Medicine committees and panels dealing with HIV, tropical diseases and injuries and disease in military and veteran populations.
Join the 5th Annual Pediatrics in Global Health Lecture Series in welcoming speakers in August and September.
This event is co-sponsored by International Health Section of American Public Health Association, the UCSF Department of Pediatrics and the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences.
Tuesday, September 17 at 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Mission Hall, 1407
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158