Todd Swarthout is an infectious diseases epidemiologist. His research interests are in understanding how to optimise vaccine schedules to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in low-resourced high mortality settings, and how to optimise methods to evaluate vaccine impact and effectiveness.
Prior to his work in infectious diseases epidemiology, Todd trained in the field of forestry and natural resource conservation. Todd lived in rural coastal northern California, teaching field biology at an independent secondary school and leading a number of local environmental campaigns. One of these led to the 1999 creation of the Headwaters State Forest Reserve along California’s Redwood Coast.
University of Liverpool, Honorary Affliation: Senior Lecturer
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Honorary Affliation: Senior Research Fellow