• Kimberley Guillemet

World Changer of the Month — March 2021: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett


Dr. Kizzmekia "Kizzy" Corbett, 34, is an accomplished research fellow and the scientific lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Research Center (VRC). A viral immunologist by training, Dr. Corbett is known for using her expertise to propel novel vaccine development for pandemic preparedness. Dr. Corbett developed the specific scientific approach to mitigating the coronavirus. “History books will celebrate the name and achievements of Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the Black Woman who was the leader in developing the COVID-19 Vaccine,” Barbara Arnwine, president and founder of Transformative Justice Coalition. (See https://www.washingtoninformer.com/black-woman-dr-kizzmekia-corbett-developed-the-scientific-approach-to-the-coronavirus-vaccine/.) To learn more about Dr. Corbett, please visit her bio at: https://asm.org/Biographies/Kizzmekia-S-Corbett,-Ph-D or wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kizzmekia_Corbett.