Richard Rupp, MD is the Director of Clinical Trials and
Clinical Research and a member of the Executive Committee for the SIVS. He leads
the SIVS 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 MD 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 Army 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 the Teen Health Center, Inc. (school-based clinics
providing quality, affordable medical and mental health care for children 0-21
years of age). Along with a colleague, Dr. Rupp originated and developed
‘VaccineSmarts’, a campaign using methods such as podcasts, videos,
newspaper/magazine articles, a website, podcasts, videos, newspaper and
magazine articles and a public education website to educate the public about
the importance of vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
Search PubMed for Dr. Rupp's publications.