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Special Event - Measles Symposium - February 9, 2015

Jane F. Seward, MBBS, MPH

Jane F. Seward is the deputy director in the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

Dr. Seward’s public health career has spanned both domestic and international arenas in the fields of maternal and child health, birth defects, nutrition and immunizations. At the CDC, the focus of her work is domestic vaccine programs, with particular emphasis on policy development and evaluation related to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and herpes zoster.

A medical epidemiologist and internationally recognized vaccine policy expert, she has also provided technical assistance to countries on a variety of vaccine policy and program issues, including measles outbreaks and introduction of new vaccines.

Dr. Seward obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Australia and completed her clinical training in pediatrics and infectious diseases at Tulane University. She received an MPH in epidemiology from Emory University.