Co-Director, Consortium (Duke)
Dr. Dennis Clements is the Co-Director of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, as well as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, and Global Health Senior Advisor at the Duke Global Health Institute.
His research interests include vaccine research (safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity), vaccine effectiveness, cost effectiveness of vaccination strategies, and infectious disease epidemiology. Dr. Clements has been the principal investigator for over 10 industry sponsored vaccine studies and has been a co-investigator for at least 10 additional studies. He has extensive experience with influenza, varicella and hepatitis A vaccines in adults and children. He has been a principal investigator for a combination MMR and varicella vaccine trial. In addition, he has clinical trials experience with inactivated influenza vaccine, BCG vaccine, rotavirus vaccines, combination hepatitis A/B vaccines, and conjugate meningococcal C vaccine.
Dr. Clements received his medical degree from the University of Rochester, and completed a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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