Scott HalperinMD

Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor

Phone: 902-470-8141
Fax: 902-470-7232
Mailing Address: 
Division of Infectious Diseases
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Bacteriology
  • Vaccinology
  • Pertussis
  • Clinical Trials
  • Immunization
  • Influenza Vaccine
  • Vaccine program implementation
  • Vaccine epidemiology


  • BS, Stanford University
  • MD, Cornell University
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Virginia and University of Minnesota

Research interests

Dr. Halperin’s research focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pertussis and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

Selected publications

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Selected awards and honours

  • CIHR/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Clinical Research Chair in Vaccines, 2004–2009
  • Max Forman Senior Research Prize, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, 2009
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, 2013
  • Life membership (in recognition of career contributions), Canadian Paediatric Society, 2015