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Brian CusterBrian Custer, PhD, MPH

Current Position:

  • Associate Director, BSRI
  • Senior Investigator, Epidemiology and
    Health Outcomes Research, BSRI
  • Adjunct Professor, UCSF Department of Laboratory Medicine

Contact Information:
270 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 901-0756
Fax: (415) 901-0733
Email: bcuster@bloodsystems.org

 

 

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Education:

  • B.S., Biology, University of Oregon
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Washington
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy, University of Washington

Training/Appointments:

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington

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Research Interests:

  • Cost-effectiveness and related studies of blood safety and transfusion medicine interventions
  • Blood supply adequacy, donor deferral, and donor return behavior following donation
  • Risk factors in donors who test positive for HIV, HCV, HBV, and HTLV
  • Donor reported symptoms and outcomes of infections such as West Nile virus and Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Transfusion epidemiology including descriptive studies of blood component utilization and post-transfusion survival

 

Publications:

Link to PubMed

 

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