Areas of Expertise:
infectious disease | immunization | food-borne infections | parasitic diseases | tropical medicine
Dr. Claire Panosian (Dunavan) is professor of medicine emeritus in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an expert in global health and infectious diseases. Panosian founded UCLA’s Travel and Tropical Medicine Program and UCLA’s Program in Global Health, now the UCLA Center for World Health, and she has also consulted in infectious diseases at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and taught yearly courses in global health and development.
Between 1987 and 2008, Panosian worked in Albania, Armenia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania and Vietnam as a visiting professor or health consultant. Her scholarship has covered parasitic infections, diarrhea, tuberculosis, malaria and immunization.