Professor Saad B. Omer – Consequentialist research in a pandemic: the case of COVID-19
Dr Saad B. Omer is the Director of the Yale Institute of Global Health, a Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Yale School of Medicine, and the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. He currently serves on the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety and has previously served on the U.S. National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Dr Omer’s research portfolio includes epidemiology of respiratory viruses such as influenza, RSV, and COVID-19. He regularly contributes op-eds for publications including the New York Times and the Washington Post, and his work has been cited in global and country-specific policy recommendations.