EVC Policy

Vaccine policy and epidemiology are important components of the Emory Vaccine Center's mission. Dr. Walter Orenstein, Associate Director and former Director of the CDC's National Immunization Program, established the vaccine policy group at the EVC to investigate new strategies for more effective use of present vaccines, especially for critical groups such as school age children, young adults, under-represented populations, and health care workers. Our policy development group consists of an interdisciplinary team that includes Dr. Saad Omer, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Emory's School of Public Health, and scientists at the CDC and other health service providers to solve global problems related to vaccine development, immunization policy, and health services immunization practices.