Prabhu Gounder, MD
Adjunct Research Professor
Dr. Prabhu Gounder is a medical epidemiologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health where he oversees surveillance and outbreak investigations for viral hepatitis, healthcare associated infections, and respiratory diseases including influenza. Prior to joining LA County in 2017, Dr. Gounder served for 7 years as a medical officer with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was first assigned to the New York City Department of Health and then to CDC's Arctic Investigations Program in Anchorage, Alaska. His research while in Alaska focused on viral hepatitis, vaccine preventable diseases, and health disparities in Alaska Native people.
Optimal uses of pooled testing for COVID-19 incorporating imperfect test performance and pool dilution effect: An application to congregate settings in Los Angeles County.
J Med Virol. 2021 Sep;93(9):5396-5404. doi: 10.1002/jmv.27054. Epub 2021 May 27. PubMed PMID: 33930195; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8242460.
SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Hospitalizations Among Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Vaccination Status - Los Angeles County, California, May 1-July 25, 2021.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Aug 27;70(34):1170-1176. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7034e5. Epub 2021 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 34437525; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8389389.
Investigation of a Suspect Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 and Influenza A Mixed Outbreak: Lessons Learned for Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide.
Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 15;73(Suppl 1):S77-S80. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab372. PubMed PMID: 33956136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8135935.
Hepatitis A Virus Infections Among Men Who Have Sex with Men - Eight U.S. States, 2017-2018.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Jun 18;70(24):875-878. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7024a2. Epub 2021 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 34138829; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8220954.
Vaccination Status of Alaska Native Persons With Hepatitis A Virus Infection-Alaska, 1996-2018.
Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 15;72(12):2212-2214. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1102. PubMed PMID: 32968772; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8496132.