Senior Technical Advisor for Immunization, International
Rebecca Fields has supported global immunization for 35 years, serving in technical capacities on USAID global technical leadership projects since 1990 and on projects funded by WHO, Unicef, Gavi, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for over a decade. Her work has included technical backstopping to country immunization programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas; co-authoring Immunization Essentials: A Practical Field Guide and USAID’s e-learning course on immunization; and writing guides and monographs for the World Health Organization on second-year-of-life vaccination and periodic intensification of routine immunization. She serves on Gavi’s measles-rubella technical working group, the steering committee of the community of practice for nutrition/family planning/immunization integration, and the advisory group of the Teach to Reach summits for immunization. Her work has extended to behavior change and communication, medical injection safety, and technology development and transfer. She has a BA in biological sciences from Smith College and an MPH from Yale University.