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Special Event - Measles Symposium - February 9, 2015

Daniel A. Salmon, PhD, MPH

Daniel A. Salmon, PhD, MPH, is deputy director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and associate professor in International Health and Health, Behavior and Society.

Dr. Salmon's training, research and practice interests are in epidemiology and health policy, with an emphasis on 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.

Before coming to the Bloomberg School, Dr. Salmon served as the director of Vaccine Safety in the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he was responsible for coordinating federal vaccine safety activities.

During the 2009 swine flu (H1N1) epidemic, he led the development of a surveillance system that captured vaccine histories from state immunization registries and health insurance companies with records for about 35 million people.

Other interests and research include the individual and community risks of unvaccinated children, financing and delivery of vaccines, vaccine risk communication and issues surrounding mandatory immunizations.