Alan R. Hinman, MD

Director for Programs, Center for Vaccine Equity

Alan R. Hinman, MD, is the director for programs for the Center for Vaccine Equity (CVE), a program of The Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Dr. Hinman focuses on expanding access to vaccines to prevent diseases such as polio, cholera, and influenza in developing countries.

Dr. Hinman established CVE in 2012 with a vision of a world free of vaccine-preventable diseases. Prior to joining The Task Force in 1996, Dr. Hinman worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 30 years and held many positions, including director of the Immunization Division, director of the National Center for Prevention Services, and senior advisor to the director. He retired from the U.S. Public Health Service in July 1996, having attained the rank of assistant surgeon general. Dr. Hinman also held positions with the state health departments in New York and Tennessee.

Dr. Hinman is the author or co-author of more than 400 scientific publications. He is an adjunct professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where he teaches courses in Immunization Programs and Policies and Health and Human Rights. He is also chair of the World Health Organization’s Advisory Committee on Quantitative Immunization and Vaccines Related Research (QUIVER) and serves as the alternate Civil Society representative to the GAVI Alliance Board.

Dr. Hinman hold a medical degree from Western Reserve University, a master’s in public health from Harvard University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University.

 

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