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Emmanuel Benjamin Walter, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Campus mail: 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 620-5374
Email address: walte002@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Emmanuel (Chip) Walter is Director of the Duke Vaccine and Trials Unit   

Immunization research:

1) Phase 1, 2 and 3 vaccine trials including:  pandemic and seasonal influenza virus vaccines, respiratory virus vaccines, rotavirus vaccine, human papilloma virus vaccine, conjugate pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccines, vaccines for biodefence; vaccines for emerging pathogens; combination vaccines; and vaccines containing novel adjuvants or using novel delivery systems

2) Vaccine utilization (vaccination of special populations, adolescent immunization)

3) Vaccine safety evaluations conducted though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Project

Clinical trials aimed at the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases

Education and Training

  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
  • M.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1983
  • B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1979

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Edwards, J. M., N. Watson, C. Focht, C. Wynn, C. A. Todd, E. B. Walter, R. Phillips Heine, and G. K. Swamy. “Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Colonization and Disease among Pregnant Women: A Historical Cohort Study.” In Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 2019, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5430493.

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Edwards, James M., Nora Watson, Chris Focht, Clara Wynn, Christopher A. Todd, Emmanuel B. Walter, R Phillips Heine, and Geeta K. Swamy. “Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Colonization and Disease among Pregnant Women: A Historical Cohort Study..” Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2019 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5430493.

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Fortner, Kimberly B., Geeta K. Swamy, Karen R. Broder, Natalia Jimenez-Truque, Yuwei Zhu, Pedro L. Moro, Jennifer Liang, et al. “Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant and nonpregnant women..” Vaccine 36, no. 42 (October 8, 2018): 6354–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.07.012.

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Grohskopf, Lisa A., Leslie Z. Sokolow, Karen R. Broder, Emmanuel B. Walter, Alicia M. Fry, and Daniel B. Jernigan. “Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices-United States, 2018-19 Influenza Season..” Mmwr Recomm Rep 67, no. 3 (August 24, 2018): 1–20. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.rr6703a1.

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Brady, Rebecca C., Lisa A. Jackson, Sharon E. Frey, Andi L. Shane, Emmanuel B. Walter, Geeta K. Swamy, Elizabeth P. Schlaudecker, et al. “Randomized trial comparing the safety and antibody responses to live attenuated versus inactivated influenza vaccine when administered to breastfeeding women..” Vaccine 36, no. 31 (July 25, 2018): 4663–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.06.036.

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Grohskopf, Lisa A., Leslie Z. Sokolow, Alicia M. Fry, Emmanuel B. Walter, and Daniel B. Jernigan. “Update: ACIP Recommendations for the Use of Quadrivalent Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV4) - United States, 2018-19 Influenza Season..” Mmwr Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 67, no. 22 (June 8, 2018): 643–45. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6722a5.

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Belongia, Edward A., Ruth A. Karron, Arthur Reingold, Emmanuel B. Walter, and Nancy M. Bennett. “The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation regarding the use of live influenza vaccine: A rejoinder.” Vaccine 36, no. 3 (January 8, 2018): 343–44.

Scholars@Duke

Belongia, Edward A., Ruth A. Karron, Arthur Reingold, Emmanuel B. Walter, and Nancy M. Bennett. “The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation regarding the use of live influenza vaccine: A rejoinder..” Vaccine 36, no. 3 (January 8, 2018): 343–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.06.017.

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Walter, Emmanuel B., Christoph P. Hornik, Lisa Grohskopf, Charles E. McGee, Christopher A. Todd, Oidda I. Museru, Lynn Harrington, and Karen R. Broder. “The effect of antipyretics on immune response and fever following receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine in young children..” Vaccine 35, no. 48 Pt B (December 4, 2017): 6664–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.10.020.

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Kemper, Alex R., Elizabeth D. Barnett, Emmanuel B. Walter, Christoph Hornik, Natalie Pierre-Joseph, Karen R. Broder, Michael Silverstein, and Theresa Harrington. “Drinking Water to Prevent Postvaccination Presyncope in Adolescents: A Randomized Trial..” Pediatrics 140, no. 5 (November 2017). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-0508.

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