Professor George Rutherford
Director, Prevention and Public Health Group; Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History
Global Strategic Information, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Rutherford is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History; Head of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Vice Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. He also directs the Global Strategic Information program within UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences and the residency program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Educated at Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine, he is board certified in pediatrics and general preventive medicine and public health. He has worked primarily in public health with an emphasis on the epidemiology and control of communicable diseases, both domestically and internationally. He has held a number of positions in public health agencies, including having served as State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist for California. His academic interests have focused the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of public health importance, and more specifically on HIV infection in low- and middle-income countries. He works in a number of countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe. He is an advisor to the World Health Organization, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, is the 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 numerous National Academy of Medicine boards and committees with a particular emphasis on traumatic brain injury among active-duty military members and veterans.