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Dr. Jon Kim Andrus is an adjunct professor and the director of the Division of Vaccines and Immunization of the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Global Health since 2017. He is also an adjunct professor of global health at George Washington University’s Department of Global Health at the Milken Institute of Public Health. Dr. Andrus leads efforts to advocate for the evidence-based use of vaccines in developing countries. Over his 30-year global health career, Dr. Andrus has served as: deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from 2009-2014; lead senior technical advisor and chief of PAHO’s immunization program (2004-2009); and the regional advisor for polio eradication in WHO’s southeast Asia region, and subsequently chief of the region’s immunization program (1993-2000). He served as head of the Vaccinology and Immunization Program at the Institute for Global Health at the Universities of California at San Francisco and Berkeley (2000-2002).
Dr. Andrus began his global health career as a Peace Corps volunteer, serving as the District Medical Officer in Mchinji, Malawi (1985-87). As the only doctor he oversaw the provision of all health care services to a district population of 210,000 people. He is a graduate of Stanford University (1975) and UC Davis School of Medicine (1979). He did his family medicine training at UC San Francisco (1982), then served in Lassen County California in the National Health Service Corps (1982-1984).