Dr. Satoshi Kamidani is the Associate Director of the Emory Children’s Center – Vaccine Research Clinic. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and an Attending Physician in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He completed his medical and PhD degrees at the University of Toyama in Japan. Dr. Kamidani completed his residency in Pediatrics at the National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo, Japan, as well as at the University of Colorado, and his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University.  


  • Vaccine Safety Guest Researcher, Vaccine Safety Datalink, Immunization Safety Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) July 2021 – present 
  • Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and Emory Children’s Center-Vaccine Research Clinic (ECCVRC) January 2023 – present 
  • PI for CDC Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment and CDC Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness 
  • PI or sub-investigator in multiple NIH and industry-sponsored Phase I-III vaccine trials 
  • Member, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccine Safety Datalink COVID-19 Working Group; 2020 – 2023 
  • Committee Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, Global Immunization Project Advisory Committee; 2020 – present 
  • Vaccine Safety Advisor, Immunization Office, Health Service Division, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan; 2020 – present 
  • Committee Member, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) Performance Evaluation, Ethics & Quality Assurance Key Function Committee (KFC); 2021 – present 
  • Committee Member, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), Vaccine Advocacy Committee; 2023 – present 
  • Awarded Emory School of Medicine Doctors’ Day Recognition, Emory University School of Medicine; 2022 
  • Awarded U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Unit Citation for Vaccine Safety Team COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force CDC COVID-19 Response, CDC, 2023 
  • Awarded Junior Faculty Investigator of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; 2023 


  • Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and clinical trials 


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