UCI Alum Appointed COVID Data Director, White House COVID-19 Response

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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University of California, Irvine alum Dr. Cyrus Shahpar has been appointed to the Biden administration in the role of COVID data director. Dr. Shahpar has focused on infectious disease and public health throughout his career, and previously led rapid response for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He departs a role as vice president for Epidemic Intelligence at the Resolve to Save Lives Initiative to join the Biden administration, having previously served on the incoming administration’s Agency Review Team for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Shahpar earned his medical degree and MBA at UC Irvine and his master’s in public health from UC Berkeley, and worked at UC San Francisco as a programmer and analyst early in his career.

Learn more about Dr. Shahpar's work on the COVID-19 pandemic and other epidemics in this feature from the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business.

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