Anita Shet, MD, PhD
Director of Child Health, Senior Scientist
International Vaccine Access Center
Anita Shet is a pediatrician and a public health specialist with broad interests in childhood infections and vulnerable populations in low and middle-income countries. Her research areas span pediatric and adolescent HIV, childhood immunization, maternal and child nutrition, and social determinants of health. Her practice areas include addressing pandemic-related disruptions of routine childhood vaccination and essential health services, and advocacy efforts to expand vaccine access and coverage globally. She also focuses on empowering disadvantaged children and youth to live with good health and dignity.
She currently leads a multicenter project evaluating the programmatic impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in India. She is the principal investigator of a global project on vaccine advocacy in countries that are yet to introduce life-saving pneumococcal and rotavirus preventing vaccines. In addition, she directs the Johns Hopkins Maternal and Child Health India program that focuses on addressing health issues among women, infants and children, and strengthening public health capacity in India.
She has published widely in her interest areas, with over 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications and several book chapters and invited reviews. She was recognized for excellence in teaching for her JHU courses in 2018-2020, and is a recipient of the Discovery Award in 2022, the Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship award in 2013, and the International Young Women Physician-Scientist Award in 2008 presented by the International Society for Infectious Diseases. She is an enthusiastic teacher and enjoys mentoring students. Apart from work she is happiest when hanging out with her family and dogs.
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