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Wilbur Chen

Wilbur Chen, MD

Wilbur H. Chen, MD, MS

Frank M. Calia, MD Endowed Professor

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

About Dr. Chen

Dr. Wilbur H. Chen is an adult infectious disease physician-scientist with a specific interest in developing vaccines. He is Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies section within the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health and Director of the UMB Travel Medicine Practice. His research is concentrated on two broad areas of global health. First, he is devoted to developing vaccines for enteric pathogens and infectious diseases chiefly of resource-poor and economically disadvantaged countries and populations. Second, he is interested in improved vaccines for the elderly, a rapidly growing segment of the global population that is susceptible to many infections and a special population that generally responds poorly to vaccination.

Dr. Chen is an active investigator within the NIAID-supported Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU), composed of 10 academic centers throughout the U.S., and was the principal investigator of the NIAID-supported Food and Waterborne Diseases Integrated Research Network Clinical Research Unit (FWD IRN CRU). He has been a PI on vaccine trials for influenza viruses (Seasonal, Pandemic 2009 H1N1, Avian H5N1, and Avian H7N9 influenza), agents of bioterror (Tularemia, Smallpox, and Staphylococcal enterotoxin B), and enteric pathogens (typhoid, cholera and enterotoxigenic E. coli). He also develops and conducts human experimental challenge studies, and closely monitors infections with well-characterized pathogens, to gain new insights into pathogenesis, the immune response, or early efficacy of candidate vaccines or therapeutics.

To learn more, please see Dr. Chen's Faculty Profile.

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