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IFA Expert Centre

The IFA is the first global NGO to launch a “virtual expert centre” on vaccination that features thought leaders and experts in policy, research and practice.

The experts showcased on this page are specific to the field of adult vaccination, vaccine preventable diseases and at-risk groups.  Click a profile below to learn from some of the world’s leading experts on this topic!

 

 

Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona

Deputy General Director of Epidemiology

Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona serves as Deputy General Director of Epidemiology, Secretary of Health.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Organization Analysis
Fund Raising
Immunology
Vaccination Strategies
Epidemiology
Campaigns
Organization & Management
Coronavirus
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Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano

Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano is Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA

Vaccination
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Prof. Ross Andrews

Chair

Prof. Andrews specializes in vaccine-preventable diseases and skin infections.

Vaccination
Skin Infections
Vaccine-preventable Diseases
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Dra. Celia Alpuche Aranda

Directora Ejecutiva del Centro de Investigación sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas (Executive Director)

Director of Research Center for Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Public Health

Immunization
Infectious Diseases
Bacterial Pathogenesis
Epidemiological and Molecular Mechanisms
Vaccination
Transmittable Diseases
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Dr. Isabella Ballalai

President

Dr. Isabella Ballalai is President of the Brazilian Immunization Society

Special Patients Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Pediatrics
Pediatric Vaccination
Vaccination
Adolescent Vaccination
Elderly Vaccination
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Prof. Paolo Bonanni

Director of the Specialization School for MDs in Hygiene and Preventative Medicine

Professor Bonanni's scientific activity has covered the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases

Vaccination
Vaccination Strategies
Epidemiology
Infectious Diseases
Preventative Medicine
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Dra. Verónica Carrión Falcón

Director of the Health Care Program for Children and Adolescents

Verónica Carrión Falcón is the Director of the Health Care Program for Children and Adolescents at CeNSIA.

Vaccination
Vaccination Strategies
Vaccinations
Epidemiology
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Dr. Michele Conversano

President

Dr. Conversano is Director of the Department of Prevention and Director of the Public Health and Health Service of the ASL of TARANTO.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Hygiene and Hospice Technique
Vaccinations
Preventive Medicine
Public Health
Hygiene
Hygiene and Safety in Workplaces
Epidemiology
Coronavirus
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Dr. Robinson Cuadros

Geriatrician

Dr. Cuadros is a geriatrician in CAFAM Health Branch and President of the Colombian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Vaccination
Community Health
Public Policies
Human Rights
Gerictarics
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Dr. José-Luis Díaz-Ortega

Investigador - Departamento de Evaluación de Vacunas del Centro de Investigación Sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas (CISEI)

Medical Doctor Specializing in Epidemiology and Immunology

Vaccination
COVID-19
Measles
Immunology
Epidemiology
Infant Mortality
Coronavirus
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Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover

Professor of Internal Medicine

Author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Durusu-Tanriover's research area mainly consists of acute care and adult vaccination

Vaccination
Quality Improvement
Acute Care
Adult Vaccination
Chronic Diseases
Internal Medicine
Vaccines 4 Life Program
Patient Safety
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Dr. Ruth Finkelstein

Associate Director

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.

Vaccination
Public Policy
Ageing in Place
Lifelong Learning
Active Ageing
Education and Training
Infectious Diseases
Age Friendly Environments
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Dr. E. David G. McIntosh

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Dr E. David G. McIntosh is an Australian paediatrician, Vaccinologist and Infectious Disease Specialist.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Pharmacology
Vaccines
Adult Vaccination
Coronavirus
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Dr. Javier Garau

Senior Consultant, Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca

Dr. Javier Garau is a Senior Consultant at Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca in Barcelona.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Primary Respiratory Pathogens
Epidemiology
Management of Community-Acquired Infection
Epidemiology and Antibiotic Resistance
Coronavirus
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Dr. Maria De Lourdes Garcia-Garcia

Deputy Director

Dr. Garcia-Garcia has been interested in research in infectious diseases particularly tuberculosis and vaccine preventable diseases

Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Infectious Diseases
Influenza
Tuberculosis
Vaccines 4 Life Program
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Dr. Jesús Felipe González Roldán

Director General of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control

Dr. Jesús Felipe Gónzalez Roldán serves as General Director at the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control in Mexico.

Vaccination
Education for Health
Public Policies
Health Promotion
Zoonoses
Noncommunicable Diseases
Communicable Diseases
Addictions
Public Health
Administration in Health
Epidemiological Situations
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Dr. Luis M. Gutierrez Robledo

Director General

Dr. Gutiérrez is a Mexican scholar trained in France in geriatric medicine and the biology of aging

Vaccination
Public Health
Health Policy
Geriatric Medicine
Adult Vaccination
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Ms. Rute Horta

Coordinator of Pharmacy Services Department

Rute Horta is a Pharmacy Services Manager at the American Pharmacists Association.

Vaccination
Immunization
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy Services
Diabetes
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Dr. José Ricardo Jáuregui

President

Dr. Jauregui's current goals are to develop research for geriatrics and gerontology in areas including ​​Sarcopenia and nutrition.

Vaccination
Preventative Medicine
Ageing Research
Geriatrics and Gerontology
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Dr. Endre Ludwig

Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor at the Semmelweis Medical University and specializes in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Infectology

Vaccination
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Antimicrobials
Clinical Pharmacology
Adult Vaccination
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Prof. Raina MacIntyre

Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine & Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Prof. MacIntyre is an international expert in infectious diseases, vaccinology (especially for the elderly) and biosecurity.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Biosecurity
Epidemic Response and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Vaccinology
Personal Protective Equipment
Coronavirus
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Dr. Jorge Óscar García Méndez

Department of Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Medical Education

Dr. Jorge Óscar García Méndez works in the National Institute of Cancerology (INCan)

Vaccination
Internal Medicine
Infectology
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Dr. Jean-Pierre Michel

Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Jean-Pierre Michel is a full Professor of Medicine at Geneva University Medical School and head of the geriatric ward

Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Geriatric Medicine
Public Palliative Medicine
Vaccines 4 Life Program
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Dra. Ida Berenice Molina Aguilera

Head of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)

Dr. Ida Berenice Molina Aguilera is the Head of Honduras’ Extended Program for Immunization (EPI) program.

Vaccination Strategies
Vaccination
Infectious Disases
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Prof. Åke Örtqvist

Research Team Lead | Infection Control and Prevention of Communicable Disease

Prof. Åke Örtqvist research is focused on infection control and prevention of communicable disease.

Coronavirus
Communicable Disease
Vaccination
Infection Prevention and Control
COVID-19
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Dr. Lale Ozisik

Associate Professor

Dr. Lale Ozisik is an expert in the area of general internal medicine.

Vaccination
Medicine
Internal Medicine
Medical Education
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Dr. Ian Philp

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Philp joined Heart of England NHS Foundation on 7 July as Deputy Medical Director for Older People

Vaccination
Person Centred Assessment
Health Policy
Quality of Life
Healthcare
Adult Vaccination
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Dra. Miriam Rozenek Pisterman

Engarda de Vacunas

Dra. Miriam Rozenek Pisterman is an infectious diseases and gerontology and geriatrics specialist.

Vaccination
Medicine
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Ageing
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Dr. Eva Polverino

Secretary

Dr. Eva Polverino specializes in the area of pulmonary diseases.

Vaccination
Pulmonary Diseases
Medicine
Research
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Prof. Roman Prymula

Director

Dr. Prymula is involved in various research activities in preventive medicine, including clinical development of new vaccines

Vaccination
COVID-19
Infectious Diseases
Vaccines
Medical Microbiology
Public Health
Preventative Medicine
Hygiene and Epidemiology
Adult Vaccination
Coronavirus
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Dr. Regina Roller-Wirnsberger

President

Professor of Geriatrics and Competency Based Curriculum Development at the Medical University of Graz in the Department of Internal Medicine

Vaccination
Internal Medicine
Geriatric Education
Ageing
Adult Vaccination
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Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz

Director General

Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz is the Director General of the National Center for Child and Adolescent Health (CeNSIA)

Public Health
Vaccination
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Prof. David Salisbury

President, Governing Council

Trained as a paediatrician in Oxford and London, and is a visiting professor at Imperial College, London

Vaccination
Global Health Security
Poliomyelitis
Vaccines
Adult Vaccination
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Dr. Marla Shapiro

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine | Preventive Medicine

Dr. Shapiro was named a member of the Order of Canada, for contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Community Health
Family Medicine
Epidemiology
Vaccine Hesitancy
Immunization
Menopause
Women's Health
Coronavirus
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Dr. Daniel Stamboulian

President

Dr. Stamboulian is the founder of the Pan-American Association of Infectious Diseases (API) and other non-profit organizations.

Infectious Diseases
Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases
Vaccination
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Yat-Hung Tam

Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Tam's research includes vaccination strategies, infectious disease surveillance, epidemiology and training of public health specialists.

Vaccination
Epidemiological Investigation of Disease Outbreak
Infectious Diseases
Public Health
Communicable Disease Surveillance
Disease Control and Prevention Measures
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Dr. Serhat Unal

Chair of Department of Infectious Disease

Dr. Unal is the previous Dean of the School of Medicine and Chair of Department of Internal Medicine.

Vaccination
Infectious Diseases
HIV Infection
Hospital Infection Control
Adult Vaccination
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Dr. Palle Valentiner-Branth

Head of Vaccine-Preventable Disease Group

Dr. Palle Valentiner-Branth has extensive experience in the aras of vaccinology and infectious disease epidemiology.

Vaccination
Immunization Registries
Epidemiology
Infectious Disease
Vaccinology
Research Projects
Vaccine Uptake
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Dr. Ted van Essen

Chair of the Dutch Influenza Foundation

Dr. van Essen has co-authored over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the subject of prevention.

Vaccination
Medical Research
Influenza
Disease Prevention and Control
Science Communication
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Dr. Enrique Vega García

Unit Chief for the Healthy Life Course

Dr. Vega is a specialist in geriatric medicine who has served as the Regional Advisor in Aging and Health at PAHO/WHO since January 2006.

Geriatrics and Gerontology
Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
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