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NVAC Members

Members serve a pivotal role by providing peer review, consultation, advice, and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who serves as the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to the Program’s responsibilities.

NVAC Chair: Kimberly M. Thompson, ScD
TERM: 03/14/15 to 03/14/19
NVAC’s Chair, Kimberly M. Thompson, ScD, is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Global Health at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and President of the non-profit research organization called Kid Risk, Inc. Read more about our current NVAC Chair.

Designated Federal Official: Guthrie Birkhead, MD, MPH
Dr. Guthrie (Gus) Birkhead is a Medical Officer in the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) at HHS. Read more about Dr. Birkhead.

Current NVAC Members

Steven Black, MD
TERM: 2/7/2017 to 2/7/2020

Jay Butler, MD, CPE
TERM: 2/7/2017 to 2/7/2020

Melody Anne Butler, RN, BSN
TERM: 2/7/2017 to 2/7/2021

Tim Cooke, PhD (Representative)
TERM: 9/9/2015 to 9/9/2019

John Dunn, MD, MPH
TERM: 2/18/2017 to 2/8/2020

David Fleming, MD
TERM: 9/9/2015 to 9/9/2019

Ann Ginsberg, MD, PhD
TERM: 9/9/2015 to 9/9/2019

Leonard Friedland, MD (Representative)
TERM: 2/7/17 to 2/8/2020

Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD
TERM: 2/7/2017 to 2/7/2021

Mary Anne Jackson, MD
TERM: 2/8/2017 to 2/8/2021

Melissa Martinez, MD
TERM: 2/8/2017 to 2/8/2021

H. Cody Meissner, MD
TERM: 2/8/2017 to 2/8/2021

Saad Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD
TERM: 9/9/2014 to 9/9/2018

Larry Pickering, MD
TERM: 2/8/2017 to 2/8/2020

Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH
TERM: 06/10/14 to 06/10/18

Geeta Swamy, MD
TERM: 2/8/2017 to 2/8/2021


Liaison Representatives


Ex Officio Members

Content created by National Vaccine Program Office
Content last reviewed on January 24, 2017
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