Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Epidemiologist and Research Scientist for Vaccine Evaluation
EducationPhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2009
MSc Tropical Public Health, Harvard University, 1998
BS Biology, Wake Forest University, 1990
Jessica Fleming is a senior research scientist with over twenty years of experience working in international public health. She provides public health leadership in evaluating the impact of vaccines and health technologies appropriate for low resource settings and with assisting countries to prepare for new vaccine introduction. Dr. Fleming currently leads a series of formative research studies on maternal immunization and coordinates a number of clinical studies with the aim of improving the performance of rotavirus vaccines. She leads the research agenda of the Better Immunization Data Initiative that aims to improve the collection, quality and use of immunization data in Africa. Before joining PATH in 2003, Dr. Fleming lived and worked in a number of complex emergencies and humanitarian relief settings in Africa and Asia. Dr. Fleming holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in epidemiology from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in tropical public health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in infectious disease epidemiology and international health.
Vaccine evaluation; increasing access to health technologies in low resource settings; public health in complex emergencies
Mehdi Javanbakhta, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Mohsen Yaghoubi, Abdoulreza Esteghamati, Roxana Mansour Ghanaie, Sussan Mahmoudi ,Ahmad-Reza Shamshiri, Seyed Mohsen Zahraei, Louise Baxter, Sareh Shakerian ,Irtaza Chaudhri, Jessica A. Fleming, Aline Munier, Hamid R Baradaran. Cost-effectiveness analysis of the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in Iran. Vaccine, 2014. Advance online publication DOI:
Michelle J Groome, N Page, MM Cortese, J Moyes, HJ Zar, C Kapongo, C. Mulligan, R Diedericks, C Cohen, JA Fleming, M Seheri, J Mphahlele, S Walaza, K Kahn,M Chhagan, AD Steele, UD Parashar, ER Zell, SA Madhi. Effectiveness of monovalent human rotavirus vaccine against hospitalisation for acute rotavirus-diarrhoea in South African children: a case-control study; Lancet Infectious Disease, 2014, 14 (11):1096- 1104.
Syed Asad Ali, A. Momin Kazi, Margaret M. Cortese, Jessica A. Fleming, Umesh D. Parashar, Baoming Jiang, Monica Malone McNeal, Duncan Steele, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Anita Zaidi. Impact of different dosing schedules on the immunogenicity of the human rotavirus vaccine in infants in Pakistan – a randomized controlled trial; Journal of Infectious Disease, 2014, 210: 1772-1779.
S. Asad Ali, Momin Kazi, Margaret Cortese, Jessica Fleming, Umesh Parashar, Baoming Jiang, Monica McNeal, Duncan Steele, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Anita Zaidi. Impact of withholding breast feeding around the time of vaccination on the immunogenicity of the human rotavirus vaccine in children in Pakistan. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Jacob John, Rajiv Sarkar, Jacqueline Tate, Jessica Fleming, Prabhakar Moses, Jayaprakash Muliyl, Gagandeep Kang. ‘Effect of supplementation with zinc and probiotics on immune responses to oral vaccines in Indian infants. Presentation and abstract, Vaccines for Enteric Diseases Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2013.
K. Zaman, Md. Yunus, David Sack, Andrea Feller, Larry Moulton, Jessica Fleming, Kristen Lewis, Shams El Arifeen, Ilias Hossain, Tasnim Azim, Mustafizur Rahman, Fidausi Qadri, Kathleen M. Neuzil, Alejandro Cravioto, John C. Victor. Effectiveness of the oral human rotavirus vaccine (Rix4414) in Bangladeshi infants: a cluster-randomized trial; Presentation and abstract, 10th International Rotavirus Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2012.
K. Zaman, Jessica Fleming, Md. Yunus, Ilias Hossain, David Sack, John C. Victor. Immune response to two doses of the oral human rotavirus vaccine (Rix4414) when given to Bangladeshi infants with routine immunizations at Expanded Program on Immunization visits one and two; Poster presentation, 10th International Rotavirus Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2012.
Ulla K. Griffiths, Yakou Dieye, Jessica Fleming, Rana Hajjeh, Karen Edmond. Costs of meningitis sequelae in children in Dakar, Senegal; Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2012 Nov; 31(11):e189-e195.
Jacqueline E. Tate, Manish M. Patel, Margaret M. Cortese, Benjamin A. Lopman, Jon R. Gentsch, Jessica Fleming, A. Duncan Steele, Umesh D. Parashar. Remaining issues and challenges for the rotavirus vaccine in the fight against global morbidity and mortality from childhood diarrhea; Expert Review of Vaccines, 2012, 11(2), 211-220.
Catherine Yen, Jacqueline E. Tate, Manish M. Patel, Margaret M. Cortese, Benjamin Lopman, Jessica Fleming, Kristen Lewis, Baoming Jiang, Jon Gentsch, Duncan Steele, Umesh D. Parashar. Rotavirus Vaccines: Update on Global Impact and Future Priorities; Human Vaccines, 2011; 7(12):1-9.
Jessica A. Fleming, Yakou Dieye, Ousseynou Ba, Boniface Mutombo wa Mutombo, Ndiouga Diallo, Pape Coumba Faye, Mamadou Ba, Moussa Fafa Cisse, Aissatou Gaye Diallo, Mady Ba, Mary P.E. Slack, Noel S. Weiss. Effectiveness of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine for prevention of meningitis in Senegal; Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2011; 30(5):430-32.
Ousseynou Ba, Jessica A. Fleming, Yakou Dieye, Boniface Mutombo Wa Mutombo, Mamadou Ba, Moussa Fafa Cisse, Aissatou Gaye Diallo, Iyane Sow, Mary P. E. Slack, Pape Coumba Faye, Mady Ba, Ndiouga Diallo, Noel S. Weiss. Hospital surveillance of childhood bacterial meningitis in Senegal and the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine; American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2010 Dec; 83(6):1330-5.
Karen M Edmond, Yakou Dieye, Ulla K Griffiths, Jessica Fleming, Ousseynou Ba, Ndiouga Diallo, and Kim Mulholland. Prospective cohort study of disabling sequelae and quality of life in children with bacterial meningitis in urban Senegal; Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2010 Nov; 29(11):1023-9.