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Robert  Chen


Adjunct Instructor

Adjunct or Visiting, Global Health

Phase I (1982-1990):  Investigation of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases (e.g., diphtheria, pertussis, polio, measles) in US and abroad.  Established protective correlate of immunity for measles.

Phase II (1988-2005): Modernized vaccine safety infrastructure in the U.S. and elsewhere (e.g., Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS], Vaccine Safety Datalink [VSD] Project, Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment [CISA] Centers, the Brighton Collaboration, and the Safe Injection Global Network [SIGN]) and using it for rigorous studies of vaccine safety (e.g., rotavirus vaccine and intussusception, thimerosal/MMR and autism).

Phase III (2005 +) : Preventing medical transmission of HIV via unsafe injections or blood transfusions and develop new safe and effective HIV prevention biomedical interventions  via clinical trials in settings with high HIV incidence.



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Contact Information

Clinical Trials Team/Epidemiology Branch , Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Atlanta , GA 30333

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Phone: 404-639-3755

Fax: 404-639-6127


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Areas of Interest

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Infectious Disease
  • Vaccines


  • MD 1982, University of Chicago
  • MA Public Policy 1980, Univeristy of Chicago
  • BS Honors Biology, Chemistry 1977, University of Illinois, Urbana