Deputy Director, Institute for Vaccine Safety
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore , Maryland 21205
PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health
MPH, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Dr. Salmon's primary research and practice interests are in optimizing the prevention of childhood infectious diseases through the use of vaccines. He has focused on post-licensure vaccine safety and the factors associated with parental decisions to vaccinate, or not vaccinate, their children. He has conducted studies examining the rates of vaccine refusal, the reasons why parents refuse vaccines, the impact of health care providers and local and state policies on vaccine refusal and the individual and community risks of unvaccinated children. Other interests and research include the financing and delivery of vaccines, vaccine risk communication, and issues surrounding mandatory immunizations.
Haddon Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (1999-2001) Achievement Award – Dedication to Students, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2005) Development of the Federal Immunization Safety Task Force, Assistant Secretary for Health (2008) Federal monitoring of H1N1 vaccine safety, Assistant Secretary for Health (2010)
International Health, vaccine; immunization; vaccine safety; mandatory immunization