Jeffrey Braff, DrPH, CIP has been associated with CDDEP since the summer of 2015. Dr. Braff has more than thirty years’ experience in research medicine and healthcare. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist, and has taught at the School of Public Health at the University of California – Berkeley. His principal research interests there were the clinical and ethical aspects of organ transplantation in people with infectious disease, and the clinical application of theoretical bioethics. His current interests revolve around minimizing population antibiotic resistance, and the prevention of stunting in children.
He is currently an Institutional Review Board (Research Ethics Board) Chair for Dignity Health in San Francisco. Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the United States and the largest hospital provider in California. He consults with healthcare institutions on matters of research ethics. In addition, Dr. Braff works on a volunteer basis with the Ministry of Health of the Tibetan Government in Exile, in Dharmsala, India, addressing public health issues of the Tibetan community.
in 2015, Dr. Braff retired from Kaiser Permanente (KP), the largest integrated health care institution in the United States, with over 10,000,000 members. Dr. Braff was the KP Federalwide Assurance Institutional Official, responsible for ensuring the health, welfare, and safety and ethical treatment of the hundreds of thousands of KP members enrolled in research studies. He was also KP’s national Research Integrity Officer and Conflicts of Interest Officer for Research.
Dr. Braff has served on Institutional Review Boards for many years. He was a non-affiliated scientific member of the Veterans Administration’s Central Institutional Review Board. He received his doctorate in Public Health from the University of California – Berkeley.