Saad B. Omer is the Director at the Yale Institute for Global Health and the Associate Dean of Global Health Research at the Yale School of Medicine. He has conducted studies in the United States, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa. Dr Omer’s research portfolio includes behavioral interventions to increase immunization coverage and demand. Moreover, he has conducted several studies and clinical trials to estimate the efficacy of maternal and/or infant influenza, pertussis, polio, measles and pneumococcal vaccines and trials to evaluate drug regimens to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Dr Omer’s work has been cited in global and country-specific policy recommendations and has informed clinical practice and health legislation in several countries. He has mentored over 100 junior faculty, clinical and research post-doctoral fellows, and PhD and other graduate students.

Dr. Omer has published widely in peer reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the Lancet, British Medical Journal, Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, and Science. Moreover, he has written op-eds for publications such as the New York Times, Politico, and the Washington Post.

Dr Omer serves on the World Health Organization Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. He has also served on several advisory panels including the U.S. National Vaccine Advisory Committee, the Public Health Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and WHO Expert Advisory Group for Healthcare Worker Vaccination.

Saad Omer


Academic Affiliate

Years active

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Agency collaborators

Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs