|Saad B. Omer, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Dr. Saad Omer is an infectious disease epidemiologist with research interest in vaccine preventable diseases and HIV/AIDS. Dr Omer received his medical degree from Aga Khan University in Pakistan and his PhD from Johns Hopkins and has worked on studies in the United States, Guatemala, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Uganda and South Africa. Dr. Omer’s research portfolio includes clinical trials to estimate efficacy and/or immunogenicity of influenza, polio, measles and pneumococcal vaccines; studies on the impact of spatial clustering of vaccine refusers; and clinical trials to evaluate drug regimens to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Hubert Department of Global Health of the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and Associate Professor of the Emory Vaccine Center. Dr Omer has published widely in peer reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the Lancet, British Medical Journal, Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, and American Journal of Epidemiology. He was recently awarded the Maurice Hilleman award in vaccinology by the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases.