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Randall Todd, DrPH Biography

Director of the Division of Epidemiology for Washoe County District Health Department in Nevada
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“In an average year in the brothels, we might see, statewide, a dozen or two dozen cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia combined, and we have seen no syphilis cases at all in several years. That’s not really very much, since each working girl can expect five or six parties a day – much more sex than the average female would be having, so her risk of exposure is much greater. Moreover, 99 percent of the time, a legal prostitute likely got the STD from a husband or boyfriend, through ‘extracurricular’ sex, outside the brothel.”

Overdrive Magazine, Sep. 1, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness, Washoe County District Health Department, Nevada, 2005-present
  • State Epidemiologist, Nevada State Health Division, Nevada, 2000-2005
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000-2005
  • State Epidemiologist and Chief, Bureau of Disease Control and Intervention Services, Nevada State Health Division, Nevada, 1993-2000
  • Associate Graduate Faculty, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, 1989-1994
  • Director, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Kent County Health Department, Michigan, 1983-1993
  • Director, Office of Health Promotion, Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph District Health Department, Coldwater, Michigan, 1980-1983
  • DrPH, Loma Linda University, 1979
  • MPH, Loma Linda University
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Health Checks Be Mandatory for Prostitutes?