Dr. Scott Halperin

Dr. Halperin’s numerous professional positions include: Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University; Head of Infectious Diseases at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and, Director of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, a joint collaboration of the IWK Health Centre, Capital Health, and Dalhousie University. Dr. Halperin’s research focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pertussis (whooping cough) and other vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Stanford University and his medical degree from Cornell University. He conducted his postgraduate residency training in pediatrics at the University of Virginia and his fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Virginia and the University of Minnesota.