Rita Burke

Expert in public health responses to disasters, pandemics and childhood trauma.
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Keck School of Medicine
Office: (323) 442-1585


  • disasters
  • pandemics, including COVID-19
  • earthquakes
  • infectious disease
  • children
  • preparedness
  • epidemiology


  • Russian

Additional Information

  • Co-chair, Los Angeles Children in Disasters Working Group
  • President, Women in Homeland Security, Southern California
  • Published a textbook, “Landesman’s Public Health Management of Disasters”