Principal Investigator: Dr. Shelly McNeil, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dalhousie University
Canadian Center for Vaccinology, QEII Health Sciences Centre, IWK Health Centre
Shelly McNeil is currently a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and an adult Infectious Diseases Consultant at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. McNeil completed her medical education at Dalhousie University followed by a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at Dalhousie and a three-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Dr. McNeil returned to Dalhousie as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2000 and is currently cross-appointed as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She was promoted to Professor of Medicine effective July 1, 2012. Dr. McNeil is a Clinician Scientist at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, Halifax where her research focuses on immunization policy and program evaluation, the evaluation of the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases in adults with a focus on the elderly and pregnant women, assessment of the effectiveness of vaccines in the prevention of serious outcomes in adults and clinical trials of new vaccines targeted at adolescent and adult populations. She is the Principal Investigator of the Serious Outcomes Surveillance Network of the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN). Dr. McNeil was awarded the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Clinical Research Scholar Award for the period 2005-2010. She is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Nova Scotia Infectious Diseases Expert Advisory Committee and the HPV and Rotavirus Working Groups of the Canadian Immunization Committee and Vice Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion.