Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE

President-Elect 9/17-9/18

Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE
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Russell S. Kirby, Ph.D., M.S., F.A.C.E., Distinguished University Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair, Department of Community and Family Health, University of South Florida.

Dr. Russell Kirby is a perinatal and pediatric epidemiologist trained in the social sciences, with a PhD in human geography (Wisconsin, 1981) and MS in preventive medicine-epidemiology (Wisconsin, 1991), Dr. Kirby previously worked in the state health agencies in Wisconsin and Arkansas, on the faculties of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, University of Wisconsin Medical School, and the School of Public Health, University of Alabama-Birmingham prior to joining the faculty of the University of South Florida in 2008. Dr, Kirby was elected Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology in 1996. Dr. Kirby previously served as President of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care and the Arkansas Perinatal Association (1991-92), Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, and the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (2008-2010).

Dr. Kirby has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 500 different co-authors, and actively participates in the editorial process as a peer reviewer or editorial board member for numerous journals including the Annals of Epidemiology. His research interests focus on the public health implications of health policies and programs, with special reference to perinatal and maternal/child health; population health informatics; and perinatal/pediatric studies in genetics, birth defects, and developmental disabilities, clinical research, study design and analysis.