1688. CON
Session: Interactive Session: Shots Across the Bow: Debates in Vaccinology
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 9:21 AM
Room: N 24
Laura L. Hammitt, MD, Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Laura Hammitt is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is the Director of Infectious Disease Prevention Programs at the Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) and a clinical epidemiologist at the International Vaccine Access Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Hopkins, Laura completed CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service training at the Arctic Investigations Program in Alaska, during which time she studied diseases that cause disproportionate morbidity and mortality in Alaska Native individuals including Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. After completing a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital in Colorado in 2008, Laura moved to Kilifi, Kenya where she worked as a pediatrician and epidemiologist, leading studies on the etiology of childhood pneumonia and the population impact of pneumococcal vaccination. She joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2011, and is currently based in southwest Colorado near the CAIH field sites on the Navajo and White Mountain Apache tribal lands. Her research focuses on infectious disease epidemiology and the evaluation of interventions to reduce the burden of disease in underserved communities.


L. L. Hammitt, Pfizer: Grant Investigator , Research grant . Merck: Grant Investigator , Grant recipient . GSK: Grant Investigator , Research grant .

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