Board Certification and Academic Information
||Pediatrics - Professor
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
||American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Dr. Pavia received his B.A and M.D. at Brown University. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Dartmouth and the University of Utah, trained in Public Health Epidemiology as an EIS officer and a Preventive Medicine Resident at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Utah.
He joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 1991. In 2003 he became the George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases where he mentors a dynamic and productive team of young faculty and fellows. He also serves as Director of Hospital Epidemiology at Primary Children's Hospital.
Dr. Pavia is a Member of the Society for Pediatric Research and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is a member of the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors and the National Acedemy of Science Engineering and Medicine Forum on Preparedness. He is Vice Chair of the Program Committee for IDWeek. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) andpast chair of the Pandemic Influenza Task Force and past Chair of the National and Global Public Policy Committee. He served as a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and chaired the Vaccine Safety Working Group and was an inaugaral member of the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) and chaired the Influenza Working Group and co-chaired the Personal Preparedness Working Group of the NBSB from 2008-2010.
Dr. Pavia has served on several Institute of Medicine Committees including “Antivirals for Pandemic Influenza: Guidance on Developing and Distribution and Dispensing System,” and “Prepositioned Medical Countermeasure for the Public,” and is a frequent consultant for CDC. He is an associate Editor of the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and a is on the editorial board of JAIDS and the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and a reviewer for numerous journals. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, textbook chapters, reviews and scientific abstracts.
His research interests include the epidemiology of influenza and other emerging respiratory infections, pneumonia, vaccine preventable diseases, emerging infections, and HIV/ AIDS, with a particular interest in infections of pregnant women and their children. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.