Dr. Glass was named Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research at the National Institutes of Health in March, 2006. He graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires (1967), and received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health (1972). He received his doctorate from the University of Goteborg in 1984.
Dr. Glass’s research interests are in the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses through the application of novel scientific research. He has maintained field studies in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Vietnam, China and elsewhere. His research has targeted epidemiologic studies to anticipate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines. He is fluent, and lectures, in five languages.
Dr. Glass has received numerous awards including the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award presented by the CDC in recognition of his 30-year career of scientific research application and leadership, and the Dr. Charles Merieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases for his work on rotavirus vaccines in the developing world. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies of Science. Dr. Glass has co-authored more than 500 research papers and chapters.