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 leaders working together towards a shared vision of healthier lives through effective prevention and treatment.

Meet the Hosts

Marla DaltonNFID Executive Director & CEO Marla Dalton, PE, CAE, is chief staff officer of NFID, responsible for providing leadership and direction for the organization in furthering its mission to educate the public, communities, and healthcare professionals about 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 a spokesperson and past medical director of NFID. He formerly served 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.

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Pandemics, Prevention, and Progress with Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Pandemics, Prevention, and Progress with Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

S2, E7: Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, explores his journey from philosophy to medicine and a distinguished career in public health, with a focus on building resilient communities …

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Building Trust Through Transparency, Operational Excellence, and Relationships with Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH

Building Trust Through Transparency with Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH

S2, E6: Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, shares her perspectives on rebuilding trust in public health agencies and what most keeps her awake at night …

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Building Global Vaccine Confidence Through Diplomacy with Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD

Building Global Vaccine Confidence Through Diplomacy with Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD

S2, E5: Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, shares insights from his influential career in vaccine science and diplomacy, from how the field has changed over time to what we can all be doing to help build vaccine confidence …

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Operation Warp Speed: Transforming Disease Prevention

Operation Warp Speed: Transforming Disease Prevention with Peter Marks, MD, PhD

S2, E4: Peter Marks, MD, PhD, shares insights on the origin of Operation Warp Speed during the COVID-19 pandemic and his thoughts on how AI can improve disease prevention …

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A Career Dedicated to Protecting Pregnant Mothers and Infants

A Career Dedicated to Protecting Pregnant Mothers and Infants with Carol J. Baker, MD

S2, E3: Carol J. Baker, MD, shares her perspectives on the most significant changes throughout her career, including the development of vaccines and antivirals as well as the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials for vaccines and drugs …

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From HIV/AIDs to COVID-19: Insights and Predictions

From HIV/AIDs to COVID-19: Insights and Predictions with Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

S2, E2: Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, shares her perspectives on the most significant changes she has seen throughout her career, the importance of rebuilding trust in government agencies, and predictions for the upcoming respiratory season …

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From Early Days Farming to Pandemic Preparedness with Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD

From Early Days Farming to Pandemic Preparedness with Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD

S2, E1: Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD, discusses industry challenges, big scientific changes in recent years, big scientific changes, and his work to improve health equity …

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Speaking Up For Science with Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH

S1, E12: Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, was a source of science-based information about vaccines long before misinformation and disinformation became buzzwords

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