Dr. Shira Shafir graduated with an MPH in Infectious Diseases from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Global Health at UCLA, she joined the faculty of the department of epidemiology in 2007. Dr. Shafir teaches courses in introduction to epidemiology, neglected tropical diseases, principles of control of infectious diseases, epidemiology of foodborne disease and responsible conduct of research in global health and she has been voted Professor of the Year by the Public Health Students Association in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Until 2013 Dr. Shafir was the assistant director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health and also collaborates with the Center for Public Health and Disasters. Her research interests include parasitic diseases and the use of serosurveys to establish the epidemiologic parameters of infectious agents. In 2011, Dr. Shafir was appointed as the Faculty Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Ethics and charged with the creation and administration of a campus-wide program in responsible conduct of research.