Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D.

Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Clinical Research; Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program


Overview of Interests

Kathryn Edwards's work focuses on the evaluation of vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases in adults and children. She has conducted large efficacy trials of influenza vaccine and has coordinated multicenter trials of H. influenza, type b, B. pertussis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and vaccina vaccines. She is currently studying dose sparing strategies for influenza vaccine and avian Influenza vaccines. She also conducts active population based surveillance to monitor the impact of new vaccines on disease burden.