Prof. Ruth Karron Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

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Ruth Karron is a pediatrician with sub-specialty training in infectious diseases. She is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and since 2007 has served as Director of the Center for Immunization Research and Director of the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative. She has extensive experience in... read morethe clinical evaluation of RSV, influenza, and parainfluenza vaccines in adults, children and infants. Prof. Karron’s other interests include the epidemiology of respiratory virus infections in resource-poor settings and public policy issues related to vaccine development and distribution. She has served on a number of national and international committees and advisory boards, and chaired the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee from 2006-2008. She is currently a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.