Dr. Jane Zucker has served as the assistant commissioner for the Bureau of Immunization at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since August 2005. She is responsible for development of programs and policies to increase vaccine coverage of adults, adolescents, and children citywide and introduce new vaccines; and oversight of the Vaccines for Children program (VFC) and the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). Under her leadership, vaccination coverage for routinely recommended vaccines across the lifespan has increased. Dr. Zucker served in a leadership role guiding New York’s City’s response to the 2018-2019 measles outbreak.
Dr. Zucker started with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1990 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases. In 1996, she was assigned to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to oversee the global polio eradication initiative. She joined the Bureau of Immunization as medical director in 2000.
Dr. Zucker received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and her master of science degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency at Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate and her infectious disease fellowship at the Beth Israel, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute program in Boston. Dr. Zucker is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. She is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Jane R. Zucker, MD, MS Presentations
June 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A number of factors including a decline in vaccination in some populations has led to resurgence of measles in the US and globally. This session will review key precipitating factors and response tactics including an examination of the recent New York City outbreak.