Tomás Aragón, director, Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness
A medical epidemiologist, Tomás Aragón heads the Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness at UC Berkeley, which seeks to prepare public-health agencies and staff to detect, investigate and respond to microbial threats.
Before coming to the campus’s School of Public Health, he directed Community Health Epidemiology and Disease Control at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and served as deputy county health officer for the City and County of San Francisco. At SFDPH, he directed communicable-disease control and prevention, bioterrorism preparedness and response planning, and the epidemiologic and effectiveness research unit.
Aragón's passions are health equity, leadership development, collective impact and data science. He is a graduate of the UCSF/California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) leadership program and a fellow in the Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health program.
He is trained in medicine (Harvard Medical School), primary-care internal medicine (UCSF/SF General Hospital), clinical infectious diseases (UCSF), HIV/AIDS research (UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies) and epidemiology (UC Berkeley).