Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) University of Maryland School of Medicine As Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, Dr. Neuzil leads an academic vaccine research and development enterprise that is engaged in the full range of vaccinology- from basic laboratory science research through vaccine development, early clinical evaluation, large-scale pre-licensure field studies and post-licensure assessments. The mission of the CVD is to harness the power of vaccines to prevent disease and save lives, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations. Dr. Neuzil has over two decades of experience in infectious diseases and vaccine science, policy and introduction Throughout her career, she has conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies on vaccine-preventable diseases, with an emphasis on viral infections and vaccines – including influenza, rotavirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Japanese encephalitis virus and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Before joining the University of Maryland in 2015, Dr. Neuzil was a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and directed PATH’s activities in vaccine access and delivery, with a focus on developing and advancing strategies, technologies, and interventions that help move research achievements in immunization into routine use in the field. Dr. Neuzil provided strategic leadership, direction, and technical guidance for a variety of vaccine projects and studies, including work on maternal immunization. Dr. Neuzil has extensive experience in domestic and international policy, including membership on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Pandemic Influenza Task Force for the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Neuzil has worked with the World Health Organization as a technical advisor on influenza and diarrheal diseases, as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts rotavirus vaccine working group, and member of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety working group on the safety of vaccines in pregnancy. She has contributed more than 180 scientific papers on vaccines and infectious diseases. She is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Vaccine and on the editorial board of npj Vaccines. Dr. Neuzil received her BS in zoology from the University of Maryland, College Park, her MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and her MPH from Vanderbilt University. She received her training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University.