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Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovation from Polio Eradication

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprises of individuals representing faculty from schools of public health in low- and middle- income countries and high-income countries, experts representing core GPEI partners (WHO, UNICEF, BMGF, CDC, Rotary International), Ministries of Health, NGOs, and other relevant agencies.

The TAC’s role is to advise the consortium on focusing knowledge mapping activities, assist in accessing GPEI data, conduct internal reviews on key knowledge products, and provide access to high-level global stakeholders to facilitate dissemination of knowledge products from the project.

David Peters

Position: TAC Chair

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University (USA)

David H. Peters is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a specialist in international health systems, and has worked as a researcher, policy advisor, educator, bureaucrat, manager, and clinician over the last two...

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Olakunle Alonge

Position: Primary Investigator

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Olakunle Alonge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health, and co-director for the Doctorate in Public Health Program, Health Equity and Social Justice concentration at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Currently, he is working on implementing social acco...

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Aditi Rao

Position: TAC Secretariat

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Aditi Rao is a Research Associate in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to serving as the Secretariat to the project’s Technical Advisory Committee, Aditi is engaged in all elements of research design, data collection, analysis...

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Zulfiqar Bhutta

Position: TAC Member

Affiliation: SickKids Centre for Global Child Health (Canada)

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Director of Research at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, and the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child at Aga Khan University in Pakistan. He is a...

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Steve Cochi

Position: TAC Member

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)

Dr. Stephen L. Cochi is the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Global Immunization Division (GID). Stephen has spent 36 years at CDC working in the field of immunization, led activities for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), Global M...

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Sue Gerber

Position: TAC Member

Affiliation: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (USA)

Sue Gerber is a Senior Program Officer of the Polio Initiative at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She manages a portfolio of grants, contracts and consultations that support surveillance, program operations, operational research and innovations. She is also a member of the Global Surveillance...

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Ajay Khera

Position: TAC Member

Affiliation: Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (India)

Dr. Ajay Khera is a public health specialist and Deputy Commissioner at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. He is a specialist in epidemiological surveillance and outbreak investigation of infectious diseases including vaccine preventable diseases. He has extensive experience in immuni...

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Lee Losey

Position: TAC Member

Affiliation: CORE Group (USA)

Mr. Lee Losey is a Deputy Director and Senior Technical Advisor for the CORE Group Polio Projects.

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Anne Matthews

Position: TAC Member

Affiliation: Rotary International (USA)

Anne L. Matthews, from Columbia, SC, USA, is a Past Vice President of Rotary International. She has served as a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation and as a Director of Rotary International. She served on numerous committees for Rotary and presently is chair of the Polio Advocacy Task Force for the Uni...

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Jean-Jacques Muyembe

Position: TAC Member

Affiliation: National Institute for Biomedical Research (DRC)

Jean-Jacques Muyembe is Director-General of the Democratic Republic of the Congo National Institute for Biomedical Research, and Professor of Microbiology at Kinshasa University Medical School. He is also an adviser to the WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding Ebola. H...

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