Dr. Bloom was a panelist for the Forum’s discussions on Bird Flu Research, Trust in Vaccines, The Ebola Disaster, Ebola Update, Vaccinating Children, Breakthroughs in Disease Treatment and The Measles Outbreak.
Barry R. Bloom is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health and Former Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Bloom is widely recognized for his work in infectious diseases, vaccines, and global health. He served as a consultant to the White House on International Health Policy and has been extensively involved with the World Health Organization (WHO) for more than 40 years. He was elected President of the American Association of Immunologists, and served as President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Following 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, Dr. Bloom co-chaired the Bioterrorism panel with Joshua Lederberg for the National Academy of Sciences report on Terrorism. He has served on the National Advisory Councils of the National institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Fogarty International Center of NIH, the Center for Infectious Diseases at CDC, and on the US National Vaccine Advisory Committee. He has received numerous awards for his scientific work and is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. (Photo by Richard Friedman)