Arthur Reingold, professor and head of epidemiology
Arthur Reingold, MD, holds the inaugural Edward E. Penhoet Distinguished Chair in Global Public Health and Infectious Diseases at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, where he is also associate dean for research. He is head of the California Emerging Infections Program, a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts for the World Health Organization, and a member of the current Institute of Medicine committee on the U.S. National Vaccine Plan. A board-certified physician with more than 25 years of experience in the study and prevention of infectious diseases, Reingold has worked on a variety of emerging and re-emerging infections in the United States; on acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand; and on AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and acute respiratory infections in numerous developing nations.
He has directed the National Institutes of Health Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program at UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco since the program's inception in 1988. Before joining the UC Berkeley faculty in 1987, Reingold was an infectious disease epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working there for eight years on Toxic Shock Syndrome, Legionnaires' disease, bacterial meningitis, fungal infections, and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, and internationally on epidemic meningitis in West Africa and Nepal. Reingold regularly teaches courses on epidemiologic methods, outbreak investigation, and the application of epidemiologic methods in developing countries. He was recently elected president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.