George Rutherford, MD


My research interests are the epidemiology and prevention of infectious and tropical diseases of public health importance, both internationally and domestically, with a primary focus on HIV and AIDS. My work is funded primarily by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. I also have smaller projects dealing with the epidemiology of tuberculosis in California, the prevention of childhood injury, immunizations and bioterrorism. I am a member of the AIDS Research Institute's Executive Committee.
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, 1984 - , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PGY-4, 1982 - Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
PGY-3, 1981 - Paediatrics, University of Toronto - Hospital for Sick Children
PGY-1, PGY-2, 1980 - Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
M.D., 1978 - Medicine, Duke University
B.S., 1975 - Chemistry, Stanford University
A.M., 1975 - History, Stanford Unviersity
A.B., 1974 - Classics, Stanford University
  1. Does prior dengue virus exposure worsen clinical outcomes of Zika virus infection? A systematic review, pooled analysis and lessons learned.
  2. Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities.
  3. Supportive interventions to improve retention on ART in people with HIV in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.
  4. Disclosure and Clinical Outcomes Among Young Adolescents Living With HIV in Kenya.
  5. Primary antifungal prophylaxis for cryptococcal disease in HIV-positive people.
  6. Understanding why HIV-infected persons disengaged from pre-ART care in Freetown, Sierra Leone: a qualitative study.
  7. Neurological, cognitive, and psychological findings among survivors of Ebola virus disease from the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional study.