Dr. Bruce Gellin directs the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii), a special educational initiative of the Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Nurses Association (ANA). NNii, chaired by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan (President, Morehouse School of Medicine and former Secretary of Health and Human Services) and Dr. Samuel L. Katz (Chairman Emeritus of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine) is based in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where Dr. Gellin is a faculty member.
Dr. Gellin, an infectious disease expert with training in epidemiology, has had broad experience in public health aspects of infectious diseases. He has held positions at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Rockefeller Foundation, and extensive consultations with the World Health Organization's Children's Vaccine Initiative and Expanded Program on Immunizations. In addition to his current position at Vanderbilt, Dr. Gellin holds faculty positions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Columbia University School of Public Health.
Dr. Gellin is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases. A Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and an active member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, he has authored numerous medical and non-medical publications and peer reviewed articles in a number of medical journals. In addition, he has written extensively about public health aspects of infectious diseases and served as a medical advisor to Encylopedia Britannica.