Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

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

Justin Coen, JD

Justin Coen, JD  Partner, Venable LLP Bio: Justin Coen is a partner in Venable’s FDA law group, where he guides companies through the complexities of drug, biologic, and device development. He advises clients on every stage of product development, pre-and post-approval regulatory compliance, and commercialization strategies. Justin also has extensive experience negotiating research and development … Read more

Spreeha Choudhury

Spreeha Choudhury, PharmD, JD Associate with Epstein, Becker and Green Bio: Spreeha Choudhury, PharmD, JD, is an associate at Epstein, Becker & Green. As part of her growing practice, she advises biopharmaceutical companies on a range of legal, regulatory, policy, market access, and medical affairs matters related to vaccines and preventive health, among other topics. She … Read more

Timothy Westmoreland

Timothy M. Westmoreland, JD Professor Emeritus, Georgetown Law Bio: Tim Westmoreland is a professor from practice emeritus at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught from 2001 to 2022. He taught health law, budget policy, and statutory interpretation. He was also a Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.  Westmoreland … Read more

Kasia Shaw

Kasia Shaw FNP-C Sr. Director of Medical Respite and Nursing Services, PathForward Bio: Katarzyna “Kasia” Shaw joined PathForward in June 2015 as a full-time Family Nurse Practitioner. She attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Russian/Spanish and upon graduation was commissioned as an officer … Read more

Jeanne Santoli

Jeanne Santoli, MD, MPH Branch Chief, Vaccine Supply and Assurance, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC Bio: Jeanne Santoli, MD, MPH is chief of the Vaccine Supply and Assurance Branch (VSAB) in the Immunization Services Division (ISD) at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC. The branch provides vaccine logistics … Read more

Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS

Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS Science Communication Lead, The COVID Tracking Collective, The Rockefeller Foundation COVID Tracker Bio: Jessica Malaty Rivera is an infectious disease epidemiologist internationally recognized and science communicator. She earned her MS in Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Georgetown School of Medicine and and has dedicated the last 15 years of her career … Read more

Elizabeth Platt, JD

Elizabeth Platt, JD Director of Research and Operations, Center for Public Health Law Research, Beasley School of Law, Temple University Bio: Elizabeth Platt, JD, MA, is the Director of Research and Operations at the Center for Public Health Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Elizabeth leads several rigorous legal data tracking projects and … Read more

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