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Joanne M. Langley, BA, MD MSc FRCPC

joanne-LangleyDr. Joanne Langley is a pediatric infectious disease physician at the IWK Health Centre, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Pediatric Vaccinology at Dalhousie and the IWK Health Centre. Her research is based at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, an innovative interdisciplinary research program designed to develop, evaluate, and generate new vaccines and vaccine technologies for the prevention of infectious diseases. She has experience in the design and conduct of phase 1 through 4 vaccine studies, and in epidemiologic research on current and potential vaccine-preventable diseases, which has led to the publication of over 160 journal articles. Dr. Langley served for 10 years on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), including eight years as Chair and Vice-chair, and as a liaison representative to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. She currently serves as an advisor on the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Infectious Disease Expert Group (IDEG).