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: 1 (as of 8/2018)

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
Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Infectious Diseases, Pathology
Term: 08/06/2018–01/31/2021

Director, Division of Clinical Innovation
National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20852

Myron Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H., F.A.A.P
Expertise: Infectious Diseases
Term: 05/09/2018-01/31/2022

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, Division of Infectious
Diseases & Principal Investigator
Boston Children’s Hospital
Faculty Member, Human Biology & Translational Medicine and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115

H. Cody Meissner, M.D.
Expertise: Infectious Diseases

Term: 08/06/2018-1/31/2022
Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA 02111
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
Department 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
Abramson Research Building
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Andrea Shane, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Expertise: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Term: 02/01/2018-01/31/2022

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA  30322

Paul Spearman, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric & Infectious Diseases
Term: 05/09/2018-01/31/2022

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
Geeta K. Swamy, M.D.
Expertise: Infectious Diseases
Term: 08/06/2018–01/31/2022
Senior Associate Dean
Vice Chair for Research & Faculty
Associate Professor, ObGyn
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Duke University
Durham, NC 27710

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
Joanne Lipkind

Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Phone: (240) 402-8106

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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