edwin j asturias

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
United States

Edwin J. Asturias is currently the Jules Amer Chair in Community Pediatrics and an Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health. He is the Director for Latin America at the Center for Global Health. A native of Guatemala where he trained as an MD (University of San Carlos, 1989) and was boarded in pediatrics and infectious diseases at UC and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Before moving to Colorado, he was an associate scientist from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health based in Guatemala for 13 years. His career has focused on establishing the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases in low and middle income countries of Central America, determining the factors that influence the introduction of new, and exploring the emergence of new infectious diseases. He has served as a member and vice chair of the Global Advisory Committee of Vaccine Safety from WHO, and has presided several data safety monitoring boards. His research interest is now focused on vaccine safety, immunization schedules, and the application of innovative technologies to optimize immunization for children.

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