Advisory Committees

Roster of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.

Current Number of Vacancies: 3 (as of 5/31/2018)

Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Kathryn Edwards, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Term: 02/01/2015-01/31/2019

Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt
Chair in Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital
at Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN 37232
Hana M. El Sahly, M.D.
Expertise: Vaccines, Infectious Diseases
Term: 06/10/2016-01/31/2020
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Virology and
Department of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030

Leonard Friedland, M.D. +
Expertise: Alternate Industry Representative
Term: 02/01/2016-01/31/2020

Vice President
Scientific Affairs and Public Health, Vaccines
Philadelphia, PA 19112
David Greenberg, M.D.***
Expertise: Industry Representative
Term: 02/01/2016-01/31/2020

Associate Vice President
Regional Medical Head, North America
Sanofi Pasteur
Swiftwater, PA 18370

Holly Janes, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 06/10/2016-01/31/2020

Associate Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Division of Public Health Sciences
Seattle, WA 98109

Myron Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H., F.A.A.P
Expertise: Infectious Diseases
Term: 01/31/2018 – 01/31/2022

Grollman Distinguished Professor and
Associate Dean for Global Health
Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases
Center for Vaccine Development
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21201

Ofer Levy, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Infectious Diseases
Term: 02/01/2015-01/31/2019

Staff Physician & Principal Investigator,
Director, Precision Vaccines Program
Division of Infectious Diseases
Boston Children’s Hospital
Faculty Member, Human Biology & Translational Medicine and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115
Arnold S. Monto, M.D.
Expertise: Epidemiology & Infectious Diseases
Term: 02/01/2016-1/31/2020

Thomas Francis Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Health
Professor of Epidemiology
University of Michigan
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Paul Offit, M.D.
Expertise: Immunology & Virology
Term: 02/01/2018-01/31/2022

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA  19106

Andrea Shane, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Expertise: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Term: 02/01/2018-01/31/2022

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Clinical Division Chief
Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control
Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA  30322

Paul Spearman, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric & Infectious Diseases
Term: 01/31/2018 – 01/31/2022

Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Albert B. Sabin Chair in Pediatric
Infectious Diseases
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati School
of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Sheldon V. Toubman, J.D. **
Expertise: Law
Term: 08/16/2017-01/31/2021

Staff Attorney
New Haven Legal Assistance Association
New Haven, CT  06510

Melinda Wharton, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Epidemiology, Vaccine Policy
and Safety Science
Term: 05/13/2016 – 01/31/2020
Director, Immunization Services Division
National Center for Immunization and
Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA 30333


Serina A. Hunter-Thomas, M.S.A., R.N.

CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Phone: (240) 402-5771
Rosanna L. Harvey

Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Phone: (240) 402-8072

Prabhakara Atreya, Ph.D.
Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Phone: (240) 402-8006

**Consumer Representative
***Industry Representative
+  Alternate Industry Representative


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