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Board of Directors

David Engelthaler 
Board Treasurer, Community Health and Civility Committee Chair
Gen North​ 

Dave is director of TGen North, part of the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute. TGen North is focused on advancing public health and clinical medicine through microbial genomics. Besides directing the day-to-day operations at TGen North, Dave is a professor and the scientific director of the TGen North Clinical Lab and oversees a number of research groups analyzing infectious diseases such as COVID-19, tuberculosis, valley fever, MRSA, and others.


He has founded for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and sits on a number of local and national boards.  Dave was previously the Arizona State Epidemiologist and the Arizona Biodefense Coordinator. He has thirty years experience in public health related research and leadership, including stints with the Coconino County Health Services District, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has dozens of patents and has over 150 scientific publications on epidemiology, disease ecology, genetics, and microbiology.


Dave got his undergraduate in Wildlife Biology at Northern Arizona University, has a Master’s Degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University, and finally returned to NAU for his PhD in Genomic Epidemiology.  Working with NALA, Dave led the development of Flagstaff as America's first STEM City.

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