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Kelly T. McKee, Jr., MD, MPH

Kelly T. McKee, Jr., MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. McKee has more than 35 years of experience in research and development from the bench to the bedside, with specific expertise in vaccines, emerging diseases, biodefense, and respiratory viral infections. After a 20 year career in the US Army, during which he held a variety of leadership roles in virology, immunology, preventive medicine, and clinical research and development at the Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) (Fort Detrick, MD,) and at Fort Bragg, NC, he retired as a Colonel in 2001. Dr. McKee then served briefly as State Epidemiologist in North Carolina, followed by roles as a contract physician investigator at USAMRIID, and as Senior Director of Clinical Research at DynPort Vaccine Company (Frederick, MD). He subsequently held multiple leadership positions, including Vice President and Managing Director of Public Health and Government Services, and Vice President for Vaccines and Public Health in the Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Center of Excellence, at Quintiles/QuintilesIMS (now IQVIA), and has served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Medical and Scientific Advisor at Pharm-Olam International, as well as Chief Medical Officer at BravoVax, Ltd (Wuhan, China). He now provides contract clinical development services to the biopharmaceutical industry in infectious diseases and related areas.
 
Over the course of a successful military and private-sector career, he has served as Principal Investigator on multiple Dept of Defense- and Dept of Health and Human Service-funded clinical studies, and has earned multiple board and advisory appointments, certifications, and medical/scientific society inductions. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
 
Dr. McKee is a graduate of Davidson College (Davidson, NC), and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA), and his M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (Baltimore, MD). He completed training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN), and in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (Washington, DC). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Preventive Medicine, and the Infectious Disease Society of America.

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