School of Pharmacy

Brian Custer

Affiliate Assistant Professor; Scientist, Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, CA

CHOICE Affiliate Faculty, Department of Pharmacy, School Faculty


  • B.S., Biology, University of Oregon
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Washington
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Cost-effectiveness and related studies of blood safety and transfusion medicine interventions
  • Blood supply adequacy, donor deferral, and donor return behavior following donation
  • Risk factors in donors who test positive for HIV, HCV, HBV, and HTLV
  • Donor reported symptoms and outcomes of infections such as West Nile virus and Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Transfusion epidemiology including descriptive studies of blood component utilization and post-transfusion survival