Director of the Prevention and Public Health Group at UCSF joins CrashCourse Advisory Committee
Dr. George Rutherford is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History, and the Director of the Prevention Medicine and Public Health Group in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco. Also a Professor of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Rutherford’s interests include childhood injury prevention and vaccination.
The majority of Dr. Rutherford’s professional career has been in public health practice, with an emphasis on the epidemiology of communicable diseases. He primarily investigates international and domestic infectious disease prevention through his research, with an emphasis on HIV and AIDS. Dr. Rutherford has served as State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist for California, and Advisor to the World Health Organization as well as the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS. He has also been a member of multiple National Academy of Medicine boards and committees, focusing particularly on traumatic brain injury in active military personnel and veterans.
Dr. Rutherford’s education started at Stanford University, where he earned three degrees — a B.S. in Chemistry, A.M. in History, and A.B. in Classics. He later achieved his M.D at Duke University School of Medicine, and received formal training in pediatrics from the University of California, San Diego and the University of Toronto. Dr. Rutherford also served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
TeachAids is inspired by how Dr. Rutherford’s humanistic interests have translated into a global approach to improving healthcare. We are grateful to have Dr. Rutherford on our advisory team. His expertise in public health, pediatrics, and traumatic brain injuries will be invaluable in pushing CrashCourse to the next level.