Lecturer | Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA, US
Seaver College of Science and Engineering
Shira Shafir, PhD, MPH is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, and former Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research at UCLA. She holds an MPH in infectious diseases from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA, and her postdoctoral training, in global health, was also done at UCLA. Her field of research is infectious disease, particularly the neglected tropical diseases and the neglected infections of poverty. She also serves as the Director of Social Innovation and Impact at TOMS, a One for One company where she applies epidemiologic methods to understand the positive and compelling role of all aspects of TOMS Giving Strategy (currently focused on footwear, sight, water, safe birth, bullying prevention and response and solar light giving interventions) in areas such as health, education, well-being of children and economic impact in the developing world and the US.