Rita Burke

Expert in public health responses to disasters, pandemics and childhood trauma.

Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine


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

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”


  • Russian

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