Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA
Director of Policy, Advocacy & Communications
Lois is the Director of Policy, Advocacy & Communications (PAC) at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She leads PAC team efforts on a variety of projects at country, regional, and global level, including advocacy and capacity building in low- and middle- income countries (with a strong focus on India) and policy research and advocacy for adult vaccines. She also works on new vaccine introduction support for pneumococcal, rotavirus, and HPV, advice and training on vaccine confidence, and the communication of evidence to establish the broader value of vaccines through IVAC’s VoICE tool.
Prior to joining Hopkins, she worked nearly 18 years in the private sector with roles in marketing, finance, and regional operations, most notably launching the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the US and supporting other countries in Latin America and Europe. She holds a Master of International Business Studies (now International Master of Business Administration, IMBA) from the University of South Carolina, and studied and worked in Belgium where she specialized in Finance and French. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Spanish from University at Albany.