Dr. George Rutherford, Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology, Joins CoviDB Advisory Team
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TeachAids is pleased to welcome Dr. George W. Rutherford, Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco to the CoviDB Advisory Team. At UCSF, he is an expert in global health epidemiology and the prevention of infectious and tropical diseases worldwide.
Dr. Rutherford was recently announced as a lead principal investigator for the large-scale research collaboration about population data in the Bay Area on COVID-19 between Stanford University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. In this position, he will lead the consortium’s first study focusing on surveying data crucial for informing policy decisions on how to safely reopen California’s economy and how to ensure transmission remains low while we await a vaccine.
At UCSF, Dr. Rutherford is also Director of the Prevention Medicine and Public Health Group in the Department of Epidemiology. 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 the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief. At a local level, he works on projects dealing with the epidemiology of tuberculosis in California, the prevention of childhood injury, immunizations and bioterrorism.
As an advisor for CrashCourse, Dr. Rutherford’s expertise in public health, pediatrics, and traumatic brain injuries helped push CrashCourse to the next level. TeachAids is honored to welcome Dr. Rutherford onboard as an advisor for CoviDB, where his extensive background in infectious disease and public health will undoubtedly be critical. We wish him all the best as he continues his research to help shape the policy practices for some of our world’s most pressing issues.