Brian Custer

Brian Custer

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, USA

Brian Custer is the Director of Epidemiology and Health Policy Science and a Vice President of Research and Scientific Programs at Blood Systems Research Institute in San Francisco. He is also a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He earned his MPH and PhD degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is actively involved in several committees and working groups of AABB, a member of the Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases Working Party of ISBT, and an Associate Scientific Member of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative. He also serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability. He conducts research on the epidemiology and health economics of the blood supply and transfusion medicine policy, primarily focused on infectious diseases, donor health, and recipient outcomes. Dr. Custer is the Principal Investigator for the Laboratory and Risk Factor Coordinating Center of the US Transfusion-Transmissible Infection Monitoring System and the Brazil component of the NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study (REDS-III). Dr. Custer is also a co-investigator for the UCSF/Blood Centers of the Pacific clinical site and the South Africa program in REDS-III. 

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