Maureen Kolasa, RN, MPH

Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch
Immunization Services Division
1600 Clifton Rd E52
Atlanta, GA
USA 30333

Biographical Sketch:
Maureen Kolasa has been with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1991. Since 2004, she has served as the lead for the Childhood Vaccine-Preventable Disease Team within the Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this capacity, she develops the programmatic research and evaluation agenda for childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. She directly conducts epidemiologic research and evaluations related to childhood vaccine- preventable disease programs and policies. Prior to this position, Maureen Kolasa served as a lead epidemiologist for measles, mumps and rubella with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Division of the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She acted as a technical expert on epidemiology and surveillance of these vaccine-preventable diseases and was the principal investigator for research projects involving measles disease and vaccination policies, including study of the delivery of aerosolized measles vaccine. Maureen Kolasa has had numerous other roles and positions involving immunizations both within the CDC and as an international consultant for the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. Immunization-related publications include multiple papers on vaccination coverage, including national coverage, coverage among high risk populations, and the impact of vaccine shortages. She has published other papers related to school and day care immunization laws, immunization registries, acceptance of multiple injections, and the epidemiology of measles and rubella disease.