Angela K. Shen, ScD, MPH

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Brief Bio

Angela K. Shen, ScD, MPH is a retired CAPTAIN from the US Public Health Service, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a vaccine policy expert and health services researcher with over 25 years of experience, specializing at the intersection of policy and practice, quality measurement, access to immunization services, vaccine confidence, barriers to innovation, and global health.  During her federal career Dr. Shen held leadership roles in the US government health infrastructure at the US Department of Health and Human Services—including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Administration for Children and Families, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health— and the Department of State in the US Agency for International Development.  She has an extensive record of health services research experience and has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and opinion pieces and licensed over 10 biologic products, including four vaccines. She currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines and is a public health consultant working on improving access to routine and COVID-19 vaccines and strengthening immunization infrastructure both in the US and abroad in low- and middle-income countries