Robert Kim-Farley

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Professor-In-Residence, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences
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BOX 951772 46-070 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Dr. Kim-Farley currently serves as a Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

From 2004 to 2018, he served as the Director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. His responsibilities included supervision of the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program, the Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program (Immunization Program), the Tuberculosis Control Program, the Veterinary Public Health and Rabies Control Program, and the Public Health Laboratory.

Dr. Kim-Farley holds degrees in Electronic Engineering, Public Health, and Medicine from the University of California. He is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Kim-Farley previously served as a Career Epidemiology Field Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to India and the Chairperson of the United Nations (UN) Theme Group on HIV/AIDS for the Joint UN Program on AIDS (UNAIDS) in India; the WHO Representative to Indonesia; Director of the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization, Geneva, Switzerland; Public Health Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, D.C.; and the Regional Advisor for the Expanded Programme on Immunization, WHO South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO), New Delhi, India.
He is the author of numerous articles and publications in the field of public health.

Selected Publications: 
  1. Kim-Farley, Robert James: “Medical Countermeasures: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” as Responsible Associate Editor. AJPH, Supplement 3, 2018, Vol 108, No. S3, pp. S177-8,
  2. Kim-Farley, Robert James: "Public Health Disasters: Be Prepared" as Responsible Associate Editor. AJPH, Supplement 2, 2017, Vol 107, No. S2, pp. S120-1.
  3. Kim-Farley RJ, Celentano JT, Gunter C, Jones JW, Stone RA, Aller RD, Mascola L, Grigsby SF, Fielding JE: Standardized Emergency Management System and Response to a Smallpox Emergency. Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2003; 18(4):313-320.
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
PhD Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member
Field Studies Advisor

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