Founder OF Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute
Claire Dwoskin is the founder and co-chair of the Vaccine Safety Conference, gatherings of senior scientists and physicians, editors of scientific journals, experts in vaccine regulation, social science and health policy, consumer child health advocates, legal experts and members of the media in response to acknowledged significant increases in immune and inflammatory diseases in children and adults ranging from asthma and neurodevelopmental disorders to the emergence of previously rare but serious autoimmune health conditions during the past three decades. She is the founder of Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, a medical and scientific collaborative established to provide research funding for independent methodologically sound controlled scientific research on vaccines and medical interventions recommended and approved for use in infants and children. Research and articles funded by her family foundation have been published in prominent peer reviewed journals including Annals of Medicine, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Lupus, Autoimmunity and Vaccine.
Ms. Dwoskin has been a child health advocate for ten years, is an active volunteer board member of the National Vaccine Information Center and has worked with NVIC to develop a national campaign to educate the public about vaccination through grants from the Dwoskin Family Foundation. She was a sponsor of the 2009 NVIC “Show us the Science and Give us the Choice” conference. She has served on numerous boards including those for higher education, public broadcasting, performing arts, historic preservation, and was appointed to two state boards by Governor’s Wilder and Warner. She formerly served as a finance vice-chair for the Democratic National Committee, and has been active in charitable, community, state and national political efforts. She is a graduate, magna cum laude, of Marymount University, where she co-chaired the University Center capital campaign. Her family foundation provided seed funding and guidance for the award-winning documentary The Greater Good which was released in Fall 2011. She and her husband Albert have two children and live in McLean, Virginia.Cl