Jordan Rinker, M.D., M.P.H.

Occupational Physician & Consulting Medical Director

Faculty Member:

  • University of California San Francisco

Areas of Expertise:

  • Occupational and environmental medicine


  • Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine

Dr. Rinker has fifteen years of experience as an occupational physician. He is a private consultant in occupational and environmental medicine. He currently serves as the consulting medical director for several major biotechnology and pharmaceutical research organizations. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. He is board certified in both occupational and internal medicine.


Gerald J. Spahn, Ph.D., CBSP

Biosafety Consultant

Areas of Expertise:

  • Biosafety
  • Biomedical laboratory risk assessment
  • Infectious waste management


  • Certified Biological Safety Professional

Dr. Spahn has more than thirty-five years experience in the field of microbiology and virology with special emphasis on risk assessment and health and safety concerns related to the biomedical laboratory. He serves as a consultant to many biotechnology businesses on matters related to biomedical safety and infectious waste management. Dr. Spahn has an in-depth knowledge of the use patterns and chemistry of disinfectants and he has directed a program studying the inactivation of microorganisms by chemical disinfectants. He acts as Director of Safety at The Salk Institute, implementing radiological, environmental, biological and chemical programs for compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies. He has served as consultant on the design and operation of high level containment laboratories (BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4).