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Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH

Professor, Health Policy and Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH

Dr. Marie Griffin, professor of health policy and medicine, holds the endowed Directorship in Public Health Research and Education and directs the Master of Public Health program at Vanderbilt University. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University; her master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins; completed her medical residency at Emory University; served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and trained in the use of medical record linkage for research under the mentorship of Dr. Leonard Kurland at the Mayo Clinic. At Vanderbilt, she helped pioneer the use of administrative data to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of drugs and vaccines and the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases. Her high impact research includes early evidence of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular risks associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; comparative safety and effectiveness of drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus; comprehensive assessments of the medical care burden of influenza in children and pregnant women; and evaluation of the association between the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine program in the US and non-invasive pneumococcal disease in both children and adults.

She has served on the Food and Drug Administration Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Vaccine and Related Products Advisory Committee, and currently serves as a member of the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee. She also served on the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and National Academy committees related to both vaccines and prescription drugs.

Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH Presentations

  • March 24, 2020 at 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

    Panel Discussion: Women Leaders in Vaccinology

    During this inspiring session, women leaders working in various professional settings will discuss their career paths, successes, and lessons learned while addressing obstacles faced throughout their careers.

    Moderated by Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH (ACVR Vice Chair; NFID Director; Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine).

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  • April 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    NFID Vaccinology Leadership & Recognition Session

    Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture
    "Episode V: The Pneumococcus Strikes Back"
    Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH

    Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology
    Pierce Gardner, MD

    Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award
    (Recipient to be announced)

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