Medical and Scientific Guidance

Our medical council is made up of leading physicians and healthcare professionals at the forefront of meningococcal disease research, education, policy and advocacy. The Council provides support to the Meningitis B Action Project through medical counsel and review.

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Dr. Paul Offit

Dr. Paul Offit is Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Vaccinology and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.


Dr. Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP

Dr. Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco is a nurse practitioner in private practice, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing and a nurse consultant for the Immunization Action Coalition.

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Dr. Nathan Boonstra

Dr. Nathan Boonstra is a General Pediatrician at the Blank Children’s Pediatric Clinic in Des Moines, Iowa.


Dr. Gary Marshall

Dr. Gary Marshall is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.