Litjen (LJ) Tan
Chief Strategy Officer of the Immunization Action Coalition, Co-chair and
Co-founder of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit,
and former President of the Board of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
Litjen (LJ) Tan, MS, PhD, is Chief Strategy Officer of the Immunization Action Coalition, Co-chair and
Co-founder of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, and former President of the Board of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition. He is an associate editor of Vaccine, BMC Infectious Diseases, and Medscape: Infectious Diseases, and is a member of the ESCMID Vaccine Study Group.
Dr Tan received his Master of Science degree in biology at New York University and earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in microbiology/immunology
from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr Tan’s current appointments include serving as a special consultant for the European Union Influenza Summit and the Asia-Pacific Influenza Summit, and serving as a member of the Advisory Board for Unity (United for Adolescent Vaccination) Consortium, to name a few. He was a voting member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2013 and a liaison member of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2002 to 2012.
His many recognitions include the 2011 CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Honor Awards: Excellence in Partnering, and an American Pharmacists Association 2009 National Immunization Champion
Throughout his career, Dr Tan has been deeply involved with projects and publications on
vaccine-related issues, including scientific and policy reports from the American Medical Association, where he was the Director of Medicine and Public Health for 15 years. He is the proud father of 3 fully immunized children.