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George W. Rutherford, MD

Dr. George Rutherford is director of the Prevention and Public Health Group of UCSF Global Health Sciences, Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Preventive Medicine, and head of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine at UCSF. He is also adjunct professor of epidemiology and health administration at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Educated at Stanford University and the Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Rutherford is board certified in pediatrics and general preventive medicine and public health.

Following training in epidemiology in the Centers for Disease Control's Epidemic Intelligence Service, he spent the majority of his professional career in public health practice, with primary emphasis on the epidemiology and control of communicable diseases. He has held a number of positions in public health agencies, including serving as the State health officer and the State epidemiologist for the California Department of Health Services, the director of the AIDS Office for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the director of the Division of Immunizations for the New York City Department of Health.

Dr. Rutherford is currently director of the joint UCSF–UC Berkeley Residency Program in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. He is also director of the International Core at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and coordinating editor of the Cochrane Collaborative Review Group on HIV Infection and AIDS.


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