Dr. Anne Rimoin, who received her PhD in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2003, has been named director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Dr. Yifang Zhu, acting dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, shared the news in a recent email:
“An expert on global health, emerging infectious diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, and disease surveillance systems in low-resource settings, Anne has served as associate director for the Center for Global and Immigrant Health since 2014. Her research, conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has yielded several important discoveries including the emergence of monkeypox since the cessation of smallpox vaccination, and the identification of new pathogens in animals and humans. Anne’s work has led to fundamental understandings of the immune profiles and long-term consequences of Ebolavirus infection in survivors, including the oldest known cohorts that are now up to more than 40 years post-infection.”
The email also noted, “Her research and training program have received considerable support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIAID-NIH), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Faucett Catalyst Fund, and other private and public organizations.”
Dr. Rimoin earned her MPH from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.