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Shira Shafir,
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Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
E-mail: sshafir@ucla.edu

Shira Shafir, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and the Assistant Director of the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health. She also serves as the Senior Research Scientist in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters. Her field of research is infectious disease, particularly parasitic disease. Dr. Shafir developed and teaches a graduate course in Responsible Conduct of Research in Global Health for students in Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and other health sciences. She also teaches classes in foodborne illness, neglected tropical diseases, principles of control of infectious diseases and principles of epidemiology. In addition to previous international work on parasitic diseases in Brazil, Uganda and Jamaica, Dr. Shafir is currently conducting a study on H1N1 influenza on University campuses and H5N1 influenza among individuals who are recreationally or occupationally exposed to migratory birds in North America.