Scott A. Halperin, MD
Director of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology; Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University; Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, IWK Health Centre
Dr. Scott Halperin is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His area of expertise is pertussis, and his research addresses key issues in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pertussis and other vaccine-preventable diseases. As Director of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology (CCfV) and Nominated Principal Investigator of the Canadian Immunization Research Network, Dr. Halperin has played a foundational role in the establishment of these and other Canadian collaborative research networks undertaking evaluative vaccine research that informs public health policy and practice. The research team at CCfV has conducted more than 200 vaccine clinical trials across all age groups.