Global action plan for influenza vaccines

Dr Bruce G. Gellin

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, National Vaccine Program Office, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), Dr. Bruce Gellin is one of our Nation’s top experts on vaccines and infectious diseases. NVPO was created by Congress to provide leadership and coordination among Federal agencies and other immunization stakeholders, including states and municipalities, health care providers, and private-sector entities such as vaccine manufacturers.

Before joining NVPO in 2002, Dr. Gellin was the director of the National Network for Immunization Information, an organization he founded to be a resource of up-to-date, authoritative information about vaccines and immunizations.

Dr. Gellin has had broad experience in public health aspects of infectious diseases and has held positions at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Rockefeller Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. In addition, he has been a regular consultant to the World Health Organization. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and is currently on the National Vaccine Programme Office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Gellin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Morehead Scholar), Cornell University Medical College, and the Columbia University School of Public Health, is an infectious disease expert with training in epidemiology. He has written extensively about public health aspects of infectious diseases in medical and non-medical texts and the peer reviewed medical literature and also served as a medical advisor to Encyclopedia Britannica.