Elizabeth Halloran, M.D., D.Sc.


Elizabeth Halloran, M.D., D.Sc.

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.4378
Mail Stop: M2-C200

Dr. Elizabeth "Betz" Halloran is a world leader in using mathematical and statistical methods to study infectious diseases and a pioneer in the design and analysis of vaccine studies. She is director of the Center for Inference and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. Headquartered at Fred Hutch, this center helps the federal government understand and prepare for infectious-disease outbreaks. She is also head of the Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology in Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division. Her work is used to develop strategies to stop outbreaks of serious global threats such as Zika virus disease, Ebola virus disease, influenza, COVID-19, cholera and dengue fever.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Professor and Graduate Faculty, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington

Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Washington

Director and Founder, Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington


Harvard University, Population Sciences, 1989, D.Sc.

Harvard University, Tropical Public Health, 1985, M.P.H.

Freie Universitat Berlin, 1983, M.D.

University of Oregon, 1972, B.Sc. (General Science)

Research Interests

Design and evaluation of vaccine field trials

Modeling infectious disease dynamics and strategies for mitigation and control

Causal inference in infectious diseases

Evaluating surrogates of protection

Current Projects

Methods for evaluating vaccine efficacy

Containing Bioterrorist and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Causal Inference for Infectious Disease Studies

Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases

Find a Clinical Trial

COVID-19 Research at the Hutch

For the Media

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