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Adjunct Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Biography & Affiliation

Clinical Interests

Vaccine safety and the use of computerized data to evaluate vaccines in the developed and developing world; vaccine clinical trials

Academic Affiliation

Adjunct Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Infectious Diseases


MD: University of California, San Diego, 1973.

Residency: Pediatrics, Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco CA; Infectious Disease, University of California, San Francisco, CA.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1980; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1995.


Pandemic influenza vaccine & narcolepsy: simulations on the potential impact of bias. Wijnans, L; Dodd, C; de Ridder, M; Romio, S; Weibel, D; Overeem, S; Lammers, GJ; Bonhoeffer, J; Black, S; Sturkenboom, M. Expert Review of Vaccines. 2016; 15:573-584.

Influence of Statins on Influenza Vaccine Response in Elderly Individuals. Black, S; Nicolay, U; Del Giudice, G; Rappuoli, R. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016; 213:1224-1228.

The costs and effectiveness of large Phase III pre-licensure vaccine clinical trials. Black, S. Expert Review of Vaccines. 2015; 14:1543-1548.

The Safety of PsA-TT in Pregnancy: An Assessment Performed Within the Navrongo Health and Demographic Surveillance Site in Ghana. Wak, G; Williams, J; Oduro, A; Maure, C; Zuber, PL F; Black, S. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015; 61 Suppl 5:S489-S492.

Prevention and control of meningococcal outbreaks: The emerging role of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines. Oviedo-Orta, E; Ahmed, S; Rappuoli, R; Black, S. Vaccine. 2015; 33:3628-3635.

Determinants of maternal immunization in developing countries. Pathirana, J; Nkambule, J; Black, S. Vaccine. 2015; 33:2971-2977.

Safety and effectiveness of MF-59 adjuvanted influenza vaccines in children and adults. Black, S. Vaccine. 2015; 33 Suppl 2:B3-B5.

Etiology and Epidemiology of Children With Acute Otitis Media and Spontaneous Otorrhea in Suzhou, China. Ding, Y; Geng, Q; Tao, Y; Lin, Y; Wang, Y; Black, S; Zhao, G; Zhang, T. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2015; 34:e102-e106.

Developing vaccines for an aging population. Black, S; De Gregorio, E; Rappuoli, R. Science Translational Medicine. 2015; 7:281ps8-281ps8.

A Prospective Study of the Incidence of Myocarditis/Pericarditis and New Onset Cardiac Symptoms following Smallpox and Influenza Vaccination. Engler, RJ M; Nelson, MR; Jr, CL C; Spooner, C; Hemann, BA; Gibbs, BT; Atwood, JE; Howard, RS; Chang, AS; Cruser, DL; et al. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10:e0118283-e0118283.