Dr. Orin Levine is Director of Vaccine Delivery at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he leads the Foundation’s efforts to accelerate the introduction of new vaccines and related technologies and to improve routine immunization systems. He is the Foundation’s focal point for engagement with the GAVI Alliance, whose mission is saving children’s lives by increasing access to immunization in poor countries.
Before joining the foundation’s Global Development Program in 2012, Dr. Levine was Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) and Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to leading IVAC, Dr. Levine worked at both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health and led the highly successful PneumoADIP project that accelerated access to pneumonia vaccines for millions of children worldwide.
He has also served as a Steering Committee Member of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration and Co-Chair of its Global Access Working Group; as President of the Committee on Global Health at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene; as Co-Chair of the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE); and as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development.
Dr. Levine graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and received a PhD in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has authored and co-authored more than 75 research papers and book chapters on the subjects of meningitis and pneumonia and their prevention through vaccination. He appears frequently as an expert in print, on the radio and television, and has authored and/or co-authored op-eds that have appeared in publications around the world.