Last updated on: 3/19/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Jonathan A. McCullers, MD Biography

Title:
Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
Reasoning:

“The rate of parents claiming non-medical exemptions to vaccines is 2.5 times higher in states that allow both religious and philosophical exemptions compared to religious exemptions alone – evidence that allowing multiple pathways to exemption worsens this problem… Vaccine refusal is one of the growing public health threats of our time. If we continue to allow non-medical exemptions to vaccination, rates of vaccination will continue to fall and more outbreaks will undoubtedly follow.”

“United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions ‘Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?,'” help.senate.gov, Mar. 5, 2019

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Board Member, Urban Child Institute, Dec. 2016-present
  • Board Member, Health Choice, July 2015-present
  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Health Science Center, University of Tennessee, Mar. 2012-present
  • Pediatrician-in-Chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Mar. 2012-present
  • Professor, Micro Immunology and Biochemistry, Health Science Center, University of Tennessee
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, July 1996-Feb. 2012
Education:
  • MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993
  • BA, Pre-Medicine, University of Virginia, 1989
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?