Alan R. Hinman, MD, MPH

The Task Force for Global Health
Public Health Informatics Institute
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA
USA 30030

Biographical Sketch:
Since 1965 Dr. Hinman has been involved in public health programs at state, national, and international levels, primarily working with CDC, where he directed the Immunization Division (1988-1988) and the National Center for Prevention Services (1988-2005). In addition, he has worked for the State Health Departments of New York and Tennessee. He retired from the U.S. Public Health Service in July 1996, having attained the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. Dr. Hinman is the author or co-author of more than 300 scientific publications, most of them dealing with vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University (Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health) and was a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (2001-2007).