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. Projections of Ebola outbreak size and duration with and without vaccine use in Équateur, Democratic Republic of Congo, as of May 27, 2018.
  2. Primary HIV prevention in pregnant and lactating Ugandan women: A randomized trial.
  3. Does prior dengue virus exposure worsen clinical outcomes of Zika virus infection? A systematic review, pooled analysis and lessons learned.
  4. Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities.
  5. Supportive interventions to improve retention on ART in people with HIV in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.
  6. Disclosure and Clinical Outcomes Among Young Adolescents Living With HIV in Kenya.
  7. Primary antifungal prophylaxis for cryptococcal disease in HIV-positive people.
  8. Understanding why HIV-infected persons disengaged from pre-ART care in Freetown, Sierra Leone: a qualitative study.
  9. 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.