Orin Levine, Director, Global Delivery, Global Development
Today on our show, we have with us an epidemiologist, Orin Levine, Director of Global Delivery, Global Development of Vaccination at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Today on our show, we have with us an epidemiologist, Orin Levine, Director of Global Delivery, Global Development of Vaccination at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Orin talks to us about the three key milestones in his life. He shares his experience of being a board member of Gavi which is a health company that helps provide immunization in poor countries.
Orin is deeply passionate about immunizing the world and making it a healthier place. He shares how Gates Foundation is contributing in the area of vaccination. He informs us that the world is capable of immunizing itself for covid-19 and he is working to extend the reach of immunization to everyone. He believes in equitable distribution of vaccination around the world.
Orin then shares his experience of sitting on a big company board and what the job entails. Orin is full of compassion for everyone around him and the world, tune in to listen to his story!
Director, Global Delivery, Global Development
Dr. Orin Levine oversees four teams that focus on delivery of interventions that reduce under-five and maternal mortality, limit the spread of vaccine-preventable disease, and promote more equitable health outcomes within countries and globally. He also represents the foundation on the governing board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, whose mission is to save children’s lives by increasing access to immunization in low-income countries.
Before joining the foundation’s Global Development division in 2012, Orin was a tenured professor of international health and executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has also served as a steering committee member at the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration and co-chair of its Global Access Working Group, as well as president of the Committee on Global Health at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
Orin has a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.