Brighton Collaboration Science Board

The Science Board sets research priorities, oversees the scientific progress, ensures scientific rigour and advises the Secretariat. Our Honorary Science Board Members are currently:


Barbara J. Law, MD

Vaccine safety consultant

Paediatric Infectious Disease subspecialist

Chief of Vaccine Safety for Public Health Agency of Canada (2004-2015), CAN



Daniel Salmon, PhD, MPH

Professor, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control (GDEC), Department of International Health

Deputy Director, Institute for Vaccine Safety

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA



Kathryn M. Edwards, MD

Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics

Director, Vaccine Research Program 

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA



Wan-Ting Huang, MD

Centers for Disease Control, TWN

National Taiwan University Children’s Hospital, TWN



Clare Cutland, PhD, MBBCH

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto, ZA



Helen Petousis-Harris, PhD

University of Aukland, NZ

Immunisation Advisory Center, NZ



Nicholas Wood, MBBS, PhD, MPH, FRACP

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, AUS

University of Sydney, AUS



Delese Mimi Darko, MBA

African Vaccines Regulatory Forum, AVAREF, GH



Sonali Kochhar, MD

Medical Director, Global Healthcare Consulting

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle



Former Science Board Members

Michael Gold, Hector Izurieta, Egeruan Babatunde Imoukhuede, Michael Blum, Miles Braun, Robert Chen (Founding Member), Paul T. Heath, Harald Heijbel (Founding Member), Ulrich Heininger (Founding Member), Tom Jefferson (Founding Member), Brigitte Keller-Stanislawski, Najwa Khuri- Bulos, Katrin S Kohl, Odile Leroy, Elisabeth Loupi (Founding Member), Mike Marcy, Patrick Zuber, Miriam Sturkenboom, Steve Black, Heidi Larson, Jim Buttery, James Oleske



Brighton Collaboration Secretariat 

Robert Chen, MD, MA

Scientific Director, Brighton Collaboration


Matthew Dudley, PhD, MSPH

Coordinator, Brighton Collaboration

Epidemiologist, Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Jim Mootrey, BS

Program Manager, Brighton Collaboration


E. Lisa Chung, BS

Graduate Student Intern, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health



Founders of the Brighton Collaboration

Robert Chen, Ulrich Heininger, Harald Heijbel, Tom Jefferson and Elisabeth Loupi.
The Brighton Collaboration Foundation was established by Jan Bonhoeffer and Ulrich Heininger.

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