- Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
“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
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to vaccines and healthcare. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to vaccines and healthcare.
- 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
- MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993
- BA, Pre-Medicine, University of Virginia, 1989
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