Walter ORENSTEIN 博士
Walter ORENSTEIN MD, DSc (Hon)
Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center
Director of Emory Vaccine Policy and Development
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Global Health at Emory University
Dr. Orenstein is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Pediatrics at Emory University.
From 2008 through 2011, Dr. Orenstein was Deputy Director for Immunization Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His primary focus at the foundation had been on polio eradication, measles control, and improving routine immunization programs. Prior to 2004, Dr. Orenstein worked for 26 years in the Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1988-2004, he was the Director of the United States Immunization Program. He is a former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Orenstein successfully developed, promoted, facilitated and expanded new vaccination strategies to enhance disease prevention. Walter Orenstein has authored and co-authored numerous books, journals and reviews. He co-edited Plotkin’s Vaccines, 7th edition in 2018 –
the leading textbook in the field. He is a past Chair of the WHO’s Poliomyelitis Technical Consultative Group and served as the Chair of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) from 2012 to 2016.
He is also currently a member of the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization Polio as well as Measles and Rubella Working Groups. Between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018, Dr. Orenstein was the President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Dr. Orenstein’s research focus has been on assessment of vaccine effectiveness in observational studies, methods to overcome vaccine hesitancy, ways to enhance uptake of recommended vaccines, and ways to facilitate polio eradication and sustain that eradication. In addition, Dr. Orenstein is the Principal Investigator for an NIH funded Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, with a focus on better understanding pathogenesis, immune responses to vaccines and infection, and viral surveillance in animal populations.
Walter Orenstein是埃默里疫苗中心的副主任，埃默里疫苗政策和发展主任，以及埃默里大学医学、儿科学、流行病学和全球健康教授。Orenstein博士在埃默里大学和比尔及梅琳达盖茨基金会和美国CDC有着悠久而杰出的职业经历。Orenstein博士在疾病控制中心的流行病情报处开始了他的职业生涯，重点是免疫方向，特别是根除天花和消灭麻疹。在1988年至2004年期间，他担任美国免疫计划署署长，并成为美国公共卫生服务的外科主任助理。在Orenstein博士在CDC任职期间，儿童的免疫覆盖率达到了很高水平，并消除了本地传播麻疹和风疹。在儿童免疫计划中引入了多种新疫苗。从 2004年到2008年, Orenstein博士是埃默里疫苗中心的副主任和埃默里疫苗政策和发展的主任，同时也是医学、儿科学和全球卫生学教授。在2008年，他离开埃默里大学担任比尔及梅琳达盖茨基金会免疫项目的副主任，负责从根除小儿麻痹症活动到对改进疫苗和诊断进行基础研究的大规模筹资项目。根除小儿麻痹症至今仍是比尔及梅琳达盖茨基金会的头等大事。