Claire B. Panosian M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
|MAJOR INTERESTS:||CLINICAL TROPICAL MEDICINE|
|GLOBAL HEALTH POLICY|
Claire Panosian (Dunavan) graduated from Stanford University, Northwestern Medical School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Her post-doctoral research at Tufts focused on mechanisms of cellular host defense in leishmaniasis. Upon joining the UCLA faculty in 1984, she became Chief of Infectious Diseases at LA County-Olive View Medical Center; three years later, she joined the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA Medical Center and launched a clinical and educational program in travel and tropical medicine. While at UCLA, she has also taught global health courses on the main UCLA campus, including the School of Education and the College of Letters and Sciences.
Internationally, Dr. Panosian has worked throughout the Pacific Rim, as well as Haiti, Armenia, Albania, Pakistan, and Tanzania. In 2005, with Dr. Thomas Coates, she co-founded the UCLA Program in Global Health. She has been active in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and will serve as the Society’s President in 2008. For the last 20 years, she has also had a second career in medical broadcast and print journalism. Her articles and columns have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, and Discover magazine.
Arrow, KA, Panosian CB, Gelband H (eds.) 2004. “Saving Lives, Buying Time: The Economics of Malaria in an Age of Resistance,” National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.
Mullan F, Panosian CB, Cuff P (eds.) 2005. “Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to the Human Resource Crisis in HIV/AIDS,” National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.
Magill A, Panosian C. Making antimalarial agents available in the United States. N Engl J Med 2005;353(4):335-7.
Panosian C, Coates T. The New Medical “Missionaries” –Grooming the Next Generation of Global Health Workers. N Engl J Med 2006;354(17):1771-3.
Panosian C. Economics of antimalarial drugs in an age of resistance. Clin Inf Dis 2005; 40:713-7.
Panosian C. “How to spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place.” Clin Inf Dis 2007; 44:1014-15.
Wolfe N, Panosian Dunavan C, Diamond J. Origins of human infectious diseases, Nature 2007; 447:279-283.
Panosian Dunavan C. Awakening to Global Health, Health Affairs 2007; 26:1135-40.
Panosian Dunavan C. Fighting the parasite from hell (malaria), Discover Magazine, Aug 2005.
Panosian Dunavan C. Tackling Malaria, Scientific American, Dec 2005.
Panosian Dunavan C. A tragic delivery failure in Africa (op-ed), Baltimore Sun, Sept 15, 2006.
Panosian Dunavan C. Skin eruptions mystify both doctor and patient (Morgellon’s disease), Discover magazine, Dec 2006.
Panosian Dunavan C. The case of a sore foot and its puzzling clues (column), International Herald Tribune, Feb. 28, 2007.
Panosian Dunavan C. Wiping out a parasite, not a spirit of adventure (column), New York Times, Apr. 24, 2007.
Panosian Dunavan C. A task in the yard turns lethal (allergic aspergillosis), Discover magazine, Aug 2007.