Daniel Tarantola, MD
Adjunct Professor of Research, Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
Contact information available upon request.
Daniel Tarantola has occupied senior leadership positions in large-scale programs led by the World Health Organization, including the eradication of smallpox; expanded immunization; control of diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections; and the Global Program on HIV/AIDS. His career has alternated between academic and leadership positions with the WHO. He was an instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health through the 1990s, then a senior policy advisor to the WHO director general and director of the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals; and later a professor of health and human rights at the University of New South Wales School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Sydney, Australia.
His work primarily focuses on immunization, HIV/AIDS and the application of human rights principles, norms and standards to public health policy and programs. Now an independent consultant based in France, Tarantola engages in research, teaching and publications on a variety of themes, devoting much of his time to the evaluation and strategic planning of global and international health ventures. He works closely with the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health.
- March 3, 2020 – Localizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the City of Los Angeles (2/24/2020)
- Applications now open for summer 2020 IIGH led courses in Costa Rica and Geneva (2/10/2020)
- Plan C: Reframing Self-Managed Abortion as Empowering Rather than Dangerous (2/3/2020)
- Summer 2020 IIGH led Courses in Geneva and Costa Rica Information Session (1/24/2020)
- Upgrade needed for universities’ workplace wellness programs, new APRU survey shows (1/14/2020)
- Issues to consider in implementing global health programs (12/20/2019)
- Structural racism & the people's health: history & context matters (12/19/2019)
- Reflections on 25 Years of Health and Human Rights: History, Context, and the Need for Strategic Action (12/11/2019)
- Understanding perspectives and lived experiences of at-risk Taiwanese teenage boys through photovoice (12/9/2019)
- Social Media Platforms Help Promote Human Trafficking (12/5/2019)