Vanessa Harris

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Vanessa Harris

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam
  • Infectious Disease Specialist, Internal Medicine

Vanessa Harris is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Health, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam. She obtained her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude at Amherst College in the United States and then obtained her MD from Harvard Medical School.  She was a Fulbright Scholar from 2002-3. She subsequently completed her internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship and PhD at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.  Her research focuses on understanding the determinants of the diminished efficacy of the oral vaccines in developing countries. She is particularly interested in potential interactions between the infant intestinal microbiome and the rotavirus vaccines. She explores this hypothesis through mouse models, human volunteer studies, and clinical trials.  She currently splits her time between Shenzhen, China where she is a clinical consultant at the Hong Kong University-Shenzhen Hospital and Amsterdam.