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Evan Anderson


Evan Anderson

Moderna, USA

Evan J. Anderson is the Executive Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, at Moderna. He graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College, IL after which he pursued his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He remained at the University of Chicago for residency in both internal medicine and pediatrics. Subsequently he completed a combined adult and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Northwestern Memorial and Children’s Memorial Hospitals in Chicago. He is board certified in internal medicine, adult infectious diseases, pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases and split his clinical care between adults and children. He moved from Northwestern to Emory University in 2012. He served as the lead investigator in Georgia for influenza, RSV, and COVID-19 surveillance for the CDC-funded Emerging Infections Program. He was one of the multiple PIs of the Emory University Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and has been intricately involved with COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in adults and children. While at Emory University School of Medicine, he rose to the rank of a full Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine. In 2023, he transitioned from Emory to a new role leading the Infectious Disease Epidemiology group at Moderna. He has over 250 total publications with particular interest in rotavirus, RSV, influenza, COVID-19, vaccine clinical trials, immunology, and epidemiology.