Saad B. Omer
Saad B. Omer
Director, Yale Institute for Global Health, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Yale School of Medicine; Harvey & Kate Cushing Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
Elected to the Academy in 2022


The Aga Khan University Medical College (Pakistan), 1998, MBBS, Medicine and Surgery; Johns Hopkins University, 2003, MPH, Public Health; Johns Hopkins University, 2007, PhD, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Professional Area

Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, and Global Health


Used high-impact science to inform and change vaccine policy and clinical vaccine recommendations in multiple countries. He has conducted seminal studies on vaccine refusal, maternal immunization, and COVID-19. He has used public scholarship (e.g. Op-eds in New York Times & Washington Post) to advocate for vaccines.