Scott B. Halstead, MD

Title: Former Director, Founder
Company: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative
Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States

Scott B. Halstead, MD, Former Director and Founder of the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative at the International Vaccine Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements and leadership in public health.

With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Halstead was the founder and the director of research and development of the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative at the International Vaccine Institute from 2003 to 2010. Prior to obtaining these roles, he had been a consultant for the Office of Naval Research since 1999, having been a chief scientist since 1997. From 1995 to 1997, he was director of infectious disease research for the U.S. Navy and, from 1983 to 1995, he was deputy and acting director of health sciences for the Rockefeller Foundation. Earlier in his career, Dr. Halstead was a professor and chair of tropical medicine at the University of Hawai’i School of Public Health and School of Medicine from 1968 to 1983.

Dr. Halstead first pursued an education with Yale University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, philosophy and history in 1951. He continued his studies with Columbia University, earning an MD in 1955. He then joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1968 and attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. Dr. Halstead is a diplomate of the American College of Epidemiology, the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Microbiology.

A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Halstead has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the International Federation of Tropical Medicine and the American Bureau of Medical Advancement in China. He has also been affiliated with the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Immunological Society, and he has published more than 400 scientific papers and 60 chapters to books.

Throughout his career, Dr. Halstead has been recognized for his contributions. Named a Fogarty senior fellow of the National Institutes of Health, he was the recipient of the Gold Medal, the Howard Moreland Taylor Award, the Walter Reid Medal and the Kerr White Award from Columbia University. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

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