Vanessa Elharrar

Vanessa Elharrar, MD, MPH. Vice President, Global Medical Officer, Vaccines and Government Services , PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

18+ years of experience in vaccines and HIV prevention clinical research.

Dr Vanessa Elharrar is Vice President, Vaccines Business Strategy Lead, Clinical Research, at PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Dr. Elharrar joined PPD in 2016 with more than eleven years of experience at the National Institutes of Health where she served as a medical officer, deputy branch chief and director of HIV therapeutics research at the Office of AIDS Research. 

Dr. Elharrar holds a Bachelor of Science in physiology from McGill University, a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Preventive Medicine along with a Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.