Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Immunization
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Dr. Jane R. Zucker has served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Immunization at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since August 2005. She is responsible for development of programs and policies to increase vaccine coverage of adults, adolescents and children citywide, introduce new vaccines and oversight of the Vaccines for Children program (VFC) and the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). Under her leadership, vaccination coverage for routinely recommended vaccines across the lifespan have increased. Dr. Zucker served in a leadership role guiding New York’s City’s response to the 2018-2019 measles outbreak.
Dr. Zucker started with the CDC in 1990 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases. In 1996, she was assigned to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to oversee their global polio eradication initiative. She joined the Bureau of Immunization as Medical Director in 2000.
Dr. Zucker received her MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and her MSc degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency at Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate and her Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Beth Israel, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute program in Boston. Dr. Zucker is board certified in internal medicine and infection diseases and a Fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America. She is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
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Wednesday, October 2
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM