Name: Barbara Rath

Country: GERMANY


Pediatric Head,
Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Vaccines,
Charité University Medical Center,
Department of Pediatrics,
Division of Pneumonooy-Immunology.

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Augustenburger Platz 1,
13353 Berlin,

Research Interests:

Vaccination, Virology, Immunization, Child Health, Respiratory Viruses, Infection Control.


  • Chair of the Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative
  • Barbara is co-founder and chair of the Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI:, an international think tank and non-profit organization focused on infectious disease research and communication.
  • ViVI is a founding member of the International Association of Innovation Professionals and an institutional member of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice.
  • In collaboration with the School of Design Thinking in Potsdam, Germany, and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium in Austin, USA, her team developed innovative mobile-health applications to improve quality of care, with a focus on children and their families.
  • During the peak of the refugee arrivals to Germany in 2015, ViVI collaborated with Psychologische Hochschule Berlin to assess health needs among refugee children and adolescents.
  • Barbara is a board-certified pediatrician with profound experience in clinical and translational research in the US, Latin America and Europe.
  • She attended medical school in Germany, Spain and the US, and obtained her doctoral degrees in Switzerland and France.
  • In addition to an infectious disease fellowship at Stanford, she has received pediatric residency and infectious disease subspecialty training at Duke and Tulane Universities, USA.
  • Barbara is Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham School of Medicine, UK.