Bradford, MD Gessner

Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board

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Dr. Bradford Gessner is scientific director and chief epidemiologist at AMP. In this role he is responsible for the oversight of AMP’s scientific studies and publications. 

Dr. Gessner has participated in several large clinical trials, authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and served as an expert consultant to the WHO on panels dealing with meningitis, yellow fever, and respiratory infections, including influenza. His areas of expertise include vaccine-preventable diseases, pediatric epidemiology, polysaccharide encapsulated organisms, and respiratory syncytial virus infection (RSV).

Previously, Dr. Gessner founded and directed the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Unit within the Alaska Division of Public Health. He also worked as a staff pediatrician at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center. In 1993 he completed an Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a two-year, post-graduate on-the-job training program for health professionals interested in applied epidemiology.

Dr. Gessner earned his BA from Dartmouth College and his MD from the University of Florida. After completing his pediatric residency at the University of Colorado, he obtained his MPH and completed a Preventive Medicine residency at the University of Washington. He currently serves on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Alaska Anchorage.