Dr. Mary Lou Clements-Mann was the founder and first Director of the Center for Immunization Research, and a leading clinical investigator in the areas of influenza and HIV vaccine research.
Dr. Clements-Mann began her public health career in 1975 as a consultant to the smallpox eradication campaign in India. She joined the JHSPH Department of International Health and founded the Center for Immunization Research in 1985. She died on September 2, 1998, in an airplane crash off the coast of Canada. She was en route to a WHO meeting at which she was to discuss how lessons learned from the development and evaluation of non-HIV vaccines could inform HIV vaccine development. She is remembered for her enthusiasm, her passionate attention to detail, and her dedication to vaccine research efforts.