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Professor Ruth Karron

Responsible Officer:
Joachim Maria Hombach

Technical Counterpart:
Cuauhtemoc Ruiz

The World Health Organization has established a Collaborating Center for Vaccine Epidemiology and Evaluation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health. Faculty, students and staff of the Bloomberg School of Public Health will work with colleagues in the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO and with colleagues at PAHO on the following activities:

Terms of Reference

  1. To support, collaborate on, or conduct systematic analysis of vaccine-related scientific evidence;
  2. To provide technical assistance and support training on the design, conduct and analyses of vaccine trials and evaluation in the pre- and post-licensure phases;
  3. To support, collaborate on, conduct, and/or provide training to conduct epidemiological studies to develop and improve strategies for optimal safety and effectiveness of vaccines, with an emphasis on measles and dengue viruses.
  4. To build capacity for vaccine research in resource-poor settings, through training in areas such as systematic literature review and/or good clinical practice (GCP).

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