Scientific Advisory Board

The ECBT Scientific Advisory Board is a panel of vaccine experts who provide the organization with their scientific and medical expertise to help ECBT provide scientifically-accurate information to the public.

Through the ECBT and Vaccinate Your Family websites, as well as the Vaccinate Your Family Facebook page, Twitter and the Shot of Prevention blog, our team aims to reach the public with messages about the importance of timely vaccinations and the safety of vaccines. In providing such a large amount of information to the public, we realize how important it is that we base our information on reputable, science-based sources such as peer-reviewed studies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Questions sent to ECBT are answered based on science, ACIP recommendations and best practices. ECBT does not provide specific medical advice; however, we rely the members of the Scientific Advisory Board to help us when responding to questions from the public.

Below is the list of our Scientific Advisory Board members.

    Julie Boom, MD
    Melody Butler, BSN, RN
    Margaret Fisher, MD
    Gary Freed, MD, MPH
    Alan Hinman, MD, MPH
    Tim Jacks, DO, FAAP
    Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco DNP, CPN, BSN
    Gary Marshall, MD
    Paul Offit, MD
    Georges Peter, MD
    Mark H. Sawyer, MD
    William Schafner, MD
    David Tayloe, MD