Brian Custer is the Director of Epidemiology and Policy Science at Blood Systems Research Insititute (BSRI) San Francisco and Vice President of Research and Scientific Affairs at BloodSystems. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF. He earned his MPH and PhD degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. He conducts research on the epidemiology and health economics of the blood supply and transfusion medicine policy throughout the world, primarily focused on infectious diseases, donor health, and recipient outcomes. He is actively involved in several committees and working groups of AABB, a member of the Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases Working Party of ISBT, and an Associate Scientific Member of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative. He also serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability.