Joseph Bresee

Dr Joseph Bresee is the Director of the Respiratory Virus Prevention Branch at the Task Force for Global Health, which works towards increasing equitable access to life-saving vaccines such as influenza and COVID vaccines in low and middle-income countries.  He serves as the Director of the Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI), a public-private partnership to accelerate pandemic preparedness through growing global seasonal influenza vaccination programs, and as Director for the Global Funders Consortium for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development.  From 1993-2021, he served in various positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including as Associate Director of Global Health, Influenza Division (2017-2021), Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division (2005-2017), and as a medical epidemiologist working on viral diseases, including rotavirus vaccines and influenza from 1993-2005.  Dr. Bresee joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in 1993, after his Pediatrics residency at the University of Washington/Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle and attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He is a retired Captain in the US Public Health Service.  Dr. Bresee has written more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.