Scott B Halstead, M.D. is an independent consultant and Adjunct Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. From 2010 he serves as Senior Advisor, Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea. From 3002-2010 he was Director, Supportive R&D, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative.
After obtaining an MD he did hospital training in Internal Medicine and from 1957-68 served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at the Department of Virus and Rickettsial Diseases, 406th Medical General Laboratory, Sagami Ono, Japan, the Department of Virus Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Virology Department, SEATO Medical Research Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand and the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit, New Haven, Connecticut.
From 1968-1983, he was Professor and Chair, Department of Tropical Medicine and Medical Microbiology, John Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 1983-1995, at the Rockefeller Foundation, he served successively as Associate, Deputy and Acting Director of the Health Sciences Division. From 1995-1999, he was Scientific Director, Infectious Diseases Program, U.S. Navy, Bethesda, Maryland and Senior Scientist, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Halstead is a world leader in research on dengue and other arthropod-borne viral infections. He has published over 400 scientific papers and book chapters on many areas of vaccine research and in international health development. In 1990, while with the Rockefeller Foundation, he co-founded the Children’s Vaccine Initiative. Dr. Halstead graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1951 and from Columbia University with a M.D. in 1955.