Paul E. Kilgore M.P.H., M.D.

Paul E. Kilgore M.P.H., M.D.


Associate Professor & Director of Research


Pharmacy Practice

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2118




Paul E. Kilgore M.P.H., M.D.

Degrees and Certifications


  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (1991)
  • Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI (1987)
  • Bachelor of Science in Pyschobiology, University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI (1985)

Postdoctoral Training

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program (1994-1996)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals, Internship and Residency, Department of Internal Medicine (1991-1994)


  • Certified in Public Health, National Board of Public Health Examiners, NBPHE #9138 (October 2012)
  • CITI Good Clinical Practice Course, GCP (2012)
  • CITI Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) for Clinical Investigators (2012)


  • Physician license, Board of Medicine, State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Permanent ID #4301058415)
  • National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, NPI Registry #1205180049

Positions and Employment

  • September 2011-present, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • January 2006-June 2011, Senior Scientist, Translational Research Division, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea
  • June 1999-December 2005, Research Scientist, Translational Research Division, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea
  • September 1997-May 1999, Staff Physician, Primary Care Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
  • July 1996-May 1999, Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps. Infant Immunization Activity, Child Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Awards and Honors

  • Long-term Service Award, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea (2009)
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Immunization Program, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1998)
  • Outstanding Unit Citation, Childhood Immunization Initiative, National Immunization Program, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1996)
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1992)

Professional Memberships

Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board Member, Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research

Professional Society Memberships 

  • Member, International Society for Vaccines
  • Member, American Telemedicine Association
  • Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Member, American College of Epidemiology
  • Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, American Society of Microbiology
  • Member, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member, National Academic Advising Association
  • Member, Society of Epidemiologic Research
  • Member, Society for Clinical Trials
  • Member, Society for General Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Immunizations; Vaccines; Vaccine Research; Epidemiologic Methods; Global Health Research; Health Disparities Associated with Infectious Diseases and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases; Outcomes Research; Translational Medicine and Research, Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Primary Research Interest

The overarching vision of our research program is the reduction of disease burden associated with bacterial and viral infections among infants, children and adults. Our research program focuses on the study of infections using innovative, multi-disciplinary tools that enable more rapid disease diagnosis as well as more accurate ascertainment of the disease burden due to specific infectious pathogens. Our research integrates the application of tools across a wide range of disciplines in order to accurately describe disease burden by age, race/ethnicity, geography and environment. We conduct our research in close cooperation with community partners, non-governmental stakeholders, faith-based organizations, public health experts, and other technical experts with the goal of supporting the development of health programs and policies that improve individual patient outcomes and safety as well as reduce health disparities in the general population. Based on empiric research findings, we conduct rigorously-designed, evidence-based evaluation of interventions to achieve sustainable health gains particularly among underserved populations.

Recent Publications