Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

Kelly Moore, MD, MPH

Kelly Moore, MD, MPH CEO,  Bio: Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH, is the President and CEO of, a national nonprofit organization that supports the effective use of vaccines through its educational resources for healthcare professionals and through advocacy for policies that reduce barriers to vaccination for people of all ages.  After earning her medical … Read more

Rachel Mitrovich, JD

Rachel Mitrovich, JD Director of Global vaccines and Public Policy at Merck Bio: Dr. Rachel Mitrovich serves as Director of Global Vaccines Public Policy at Merck. Within this role, she serves as the Policy lead for the Pediatric & Hepatitis portfolio and Above-Brand strategy with the aim to strengthen immunization programs, expand access to vaccines, … Read more

Candace Lerman, JD, MS, HCC

Candace Lerman JD, MS, HCC, Attorney, Adheris Health, Patient Advocate, Bio: Candace is a passionate advocate who utilizes her vast experience in healthcare to solve complex problems. She’s been recognized for her work on behalf of patient communities and on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining Adheris Health, Candace worked with various stakeholders in life … Read more

Darlene Huang Briggs

Darlene Huang Briggs, JD, MPH Deputy Director, Act for Public Health Initiative, Network for Public Health Law Bio: Darlene is the Network for Public Health Law’s Deputy Director for the Act for Public Health initiative. She provides collaborative leadership to Act for Public Health, which is a partnership of public health law organizations supporting public … Read more

Abby Bownas

Abby Bownas Partner and Coalition Manager, Adult Vaccine Access Coalition Bio: Abby Bownas, Partner. Coalition manager extraordinaire, currently running the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition ( Subject matter expert in vaccine policy, diabetes-related policy issues, and preventive health. Broad reach in the patient advocacy world. Strong understanding of nutrition, housing policy and community development. Significant experience … Read more

Katherine Bliss

Katherine Bliss PhD, Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Bio: Katherine E. Bliss brings her expertise in the social sciences, Latin American studies, and international relations to her work analyzing U.S. government support for health programs in low- … Read more