Seminar Series: Equitable Allocation of the Vaccine in an Unfair Pandemic by Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FIDSA

Monday, Apr 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This talk will cover ethical approaches and public health strategies to equitably and fairly allocate COVID-19 vaccines globally and within the US in the middle of a raging pandemic.

Saad B. Omer is the Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, and a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Yale University, Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  He has conducted studies in the United States, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa. Dr Omer’s research portfolio includes epidemiology of respiratory viruses such as influenza, RSV, and – more recently – SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19); clinical trials to estimate efficacy of maternal and/or infant influenza, pertussis, polio, measles and pneumococcal vaccines; and trials to evaluate drug regimens to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV He has published over 340 papers in peer reviewed journals and has mentored over 100 junior faculty, clinical, and research post-doctoral fellows and PhD and other graduate students.