Lawrence R. Stanberry


Dr. Stanberry is the Associate Dean for International Programs and Director of the Programs in Global Health at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Previously he served as the Reuben S. Carpentier Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and Pediatrician-in-Chief of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (February 2008 – June 2018); the John Sealy Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (October 2000 – February 2008); and the Albert B. Sabin Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (June 1995 – October 2000).

He has served on numerous advisory boards and review panels including serving as the chair of the Vaccine Study Section and the Pediatrics Review Panel at the National Institutes of Health.

He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous vaccine, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a pioneer in the areas of therapeutic vaccine development to control chronic viral diseases, topical microbicides/pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of reproductive tract infections, and the development of herpes simplex virus and influenza virus vaccines. He has extensive experience in drug and vaccine development ranging from preclinical animal model studies through phase 3 multinational clinical trials.

Dr. Stanberry has authored over 200 scientific articles and chapters. He is the author of a book for the general public entitled, “Understanding Herpes” University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi (1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2006). He is the editor or co-editor of five textbooks including: “Genital and Neonatal Herpes” John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, London (1996), “Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control” Academic Press, Ltd., London (1st edition 2000, 2nd edition 2012), “Vaccines for Biodefense and Emerging and Neglected Diseases, London, Elsevier (1st edition 2009, 2nd edition anticipated 2020). “Understanding Modern Vaccines” Elsevier (2011) and “Viral Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control,” (5th edition 2014, 6th edition anticipated 2020).

His current work focuses on the preparedness of children’s hospitals globally to prevent, detect, and respond to infections with pandemic potential.