Neal A. Halsey, MD, Director Emeritus of IVS, is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and in the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. Dr. Halsey served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) in Atlanta. After 5 years as a faculty member at Tulane University he has been at Johns Hopkins University since 1985.
Dr. Halsey has authored more than 250 peer reviewed publications, 6 books, and 43 book chapters on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through vaccination, and he has participated in the development of more than 100 guidelines for the use of vaccines while serving on advisory groups for the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization, the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases.
Dr Halsey has focused his research and teaching in recent years on vaccine safety.