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The Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Applied Studies (IDEAS) Initiative and the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health invite you to a hybrid seminar featuring Prabhu Gounder, MD, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Rachael Fleurence, PhD, MSc, Senior Advisor to Dr. Francis Collins (Science Advisor to the President of the United States).


Dr. Gounder is a medical epidemiologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health where he oversees surveillance and outbreak investigations for viral hepatitis, healthcare associated infections, and respiratory diseases including influenza. Prior to joining LA County in 2017, Dr. Gounder served for 7 years as a medical officer with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was first assigned to the New York City Department of Health and then to CDC’s Arctic Investigations Program in Anchorage, Alaska. His research while in Alaska focused on viral hepatitis, vaccine preventable diseases, and health disparities in Alaska Native people.


Dr. Fleurence is currently serving as Senior Advisor to Dr. Francis Collins at the White House, who is a special projects advisor to the President and former acting science advisor to the President. Dr Fleurence is contributing to several scientific priorities for the Administration, including the development of a national elimination plan for Hepatitis C and the development of PCAST recommendations to improve patient safety and reduce medical harm in the United-States. Dr. Fleurence otherwise serves as a Senior Advisor in the Immediate office of the Director at the NIH and as the Special Assistant to the NIH Director for COVID-19 Diagnostics. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, Dr. Fleurence led the novel “Say Yes! Covid Test” program, a national initiative in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and state and local public health departments.


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