Dr. Daniel Salmon has been named the next director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety based in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Salmon takes over from Dr. Neal Halsey, who founded the Institute in 1997.
Dr. Salmon, a professor of international health at the Bloomberg School, has served as deputy director of the Institute since 2012. During his tenure, he led the expansion of the Institute’s website, a trusted resource for parents and professionals across the world. The site offers information on associations between potential adverse events and routine immunization in the United States. In addition to summarizing the scientific literature and providing causality assessments, the site links to supplemental information about specific adverse events.
Before joining the Institute, Dr. Salmon was the Director of Vaccine Safety in the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As director, he coordinated, evaluated and provided leadership for federal vaccine safety programs. During the 2009-10 H1N1 influenza pandemic, he oversaw the federal vaccine safety monitoring program — the most comprehensive vaccine safety monitoring effort in U.S. history. Dr. Salmon received his PhD from the School in 2003.