Dr Melvin Kohn | Medical Director for Adult Vaccines
Merck Vaccines

Dr Melvin Kohn, Medical Director for Adult Vaccines, Merck Vaccines

Dr. Mel Kohn is Medical Director for Adult Vaccines at Merck Vaccines.  Prior to joining Merck in December 2013 he worked in governmental public health in the US for 20 years.  He was the State Epidemiologist for approximately nine years and the Public Health Director for approximately five years for the US state of Oregon.  As Public Health Director he led an agency of approximately 750 staff responsible for safeguarding and improving the health of the 3.9 million people living in Oregon.  Dr. Kohn is a graduate of Yale College (BA in Russian and East European Studies), Harvard Medical School (MD), and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH in Epidemiology).  After completing his residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital he was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the US Centers for Disease Control. He is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and in Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  He is the proud father of two grown children and lives in Philadelphia.

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