SCVD Faculty

Richard Rupp, MDRichard Rupp, MD

Richard Rupp, MD is the Director of Clinical Trials and Clinical Research and a member of the Executive Committee for the SCVD. He leads the SCVD Clinical Trials Group, and is a Principal Investigator for clinical trials, Phase I to IV, in both pediatric and adult populations. Vaccines studied have included those protecting against human cytomegalovirus, seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza, pneumococcal disease, human papillomavirus, Dengue, varicella, Herpes simplex 2, and meningococcal disease.

A Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Rupp is Director of the Division of Adolescent and Behavioral Health. He received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and his M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and his Adolescent Medicine fellowship at William Beaumont Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Rupp has worked with local schools on various health issues, including the improvement of immunization rates, for several years and is currently Medical Director of Teen Health Center, Inc. (school based clinics providing quality, affordable medical and mental health care for children 0-21 years of age). He also, with a colleague, originated and developed ‘VaccineSmarts’, a campaign using methods such as podcasts, videos, newspaper/magazine articles and a websitepodcasts, videos, newspaper and magazine articles and a public education website  to educate the public about the importance of vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

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