M. Carolina Danovaro
Role: Invited Speaker
Dr. Danovaro works with the Strategic [Immunization] Information Group at the World Health Organization (WHO). She focuses mainly on the analysis and interpretation of global immunization data, supporting improved immunization monitoring in countries and the development of methodologies and processes to improve routine immunization monitoring and data quality. Between 2004 and 2015, Dr. Danovaro was responsible for immunization data quality and strategic information at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington DC. During her time at PAHO, she led an initiative to improve immunization data quality and to guide Member States in the planning, development and implementation of Electronic Immunization Registries. Before joining PAHO, Carolina worked at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), on typhoid and cholera vaccine demonstrations projects in Asia and before that she was a fellow at the National Immunization Program at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Danovaro holds a medical degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile and a Masters in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.