Marc A. Strassburg, Dr.P.H.
Adjunct ProfessorMarc Strassburg is an adjunct Professor in the Epidemiology Department at UCLA for over 25 years. He also teaches classes at the USC Keck School of Medicine. His courses aim to provide both epidemiology majors and non-majors with practical knowledge related to the epidemiological approach applied to public health practice at local, state, federal, and international levels. As an Epidemiologist for the County of Los Angeles he has held a variety of positions in the areas of Web Informatics, Disease Control, Immunizations, Envrionmental Epidemiology, and Program Evaluation. he has also been involved in developing plans for emergency preparedness including bioterrorism plans. He has a number of research interests related to vaccine preventable diseases, health policy, informatics, and bioterrorism, which have resulted in over 50 publications. He has worked as a consultant in the field of epidemiology and information systems for over 30 years. For the World Health Organization (WHO) he consulted in over 25 countries, principally on program evaluation, disease surveillance, and eradication strategies. Five diseases received the focus of his attention during this time; smallpox, polio, measles, rubella, and neonatal tetanus, and more recently SARS as well. He has also worked with the Ministry of Health in China on diseases surveillance issues.
EducationUCLA, DrPH, 1981
UCLA, MPH, 1975
Selected PublicationsStrassburg M (In Press - Spring 2012) Fundamentals of Environmental Epidemiology. Chapter in The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health. Robert Friis (ed.) ISBN-13: 9780313386008
Strassburg M, Simon P, Fielding J: Developing a Public Health Web Site: The Los Angeles County Experience. Journal of Public Health Management, 8(3), 2002.
Drotman DP, Strassburg MA: Data Sources. Chapter in Thomas J, et al, eds. Epidemiologic Methods for Infectious Diseases, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
de Quadros C, Olive JM, Hersh B, Strassburg MA, Henderson DA, Brandling-Bennet D, Alleyne GAO. Measles Elimination in the Amercias, Evolving Strategies. JAMA 275:224-229, 1996.
Clements JC, Strassburg MA, Cutts Ft, Milstien JB, Torel C: Challenges for Global Control of Measles in the 1990's: Chapter in Measles and Poliomyelitis, First Edition, Kurstak (ed), Springer-Verlag, 1993, Austria pp. 13-24.