Scientist: Frederik Kristensen

Frederik Kristensens profileDr Frederik Kristensen has been with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in Norway since late 2016, initially as Senior Medical Officer, and since January 2018 as Deputy CEO. He is a physician and healthcare executive with degrees in medicine from the universities of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK and Oslo in Norway and owns a combined Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health degree from the University of Berkeley, United States.

Dr Kristensen started his career as a general practitioner, and before joining CEPI he worked as a senior advisor on innovation for WHO in Geneva, focusing particularly on the area of women’s and children’s health.

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COVAX and the challenges of worldwide vaccine access

Vaccines are showing us a way out of the coronavirus pandemic, but vaccine access is still shockingly inequitable. Over a billion doses have been administered since December 2020, but the vast majority have gone to citizens of high-income countries. The COVAX initiative, a unique collaboration led by the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to combat this injustice.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Frederik Kristensen about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Dr Kristensen on COVAX: ‘The biggest mass immunisation effort in history’. Dr Frederik Kristensen has been with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in Norway since late 2016, initially as Senior Medical Officer, and since January 2018 as Deputy CEO. He started his career as a general practitioner, and before joining CEPI he worked ...