Welcome to Infectious IDeas, a podcast series presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), where leading experts join us for thought-provoking conversations that lead to infectious ideas. Guests include humble heroes and future leaders working together towards a shared vision of healthier lives through effective prevention and treatment.
Meet The Hosts
Marla Dalton, PE, CAE is NFID executive director & CEO. As chief staff officer, she provides leadership and direction for NFID in furthering its mission to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the burden, causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. Dalton is a Certified Association Executive, a registered professional engineer, and the mom of two fully vaccinated twin daughters.
William Schaffner, MD, is NFID medical director. He serves as NFID liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). A nationally known expert on infectious diseases, he was honored with the inaugural National Vaccine Program Office UpShot Award for excellence in vaccine communication. A professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he has worked extensively on the effective use of vaccines in adult populations.
New episodes will drop on the first Wednesday of each month.
In this inaugural episode of Infectious IDeas, NFID Immediate Past-President Patricia N. Whitley-Williams, MD, talks about the life-saving benefits of vaccines, public health challenges that keep her awake at night, and the vaccine myth that she would most like to bust …