Dr. Myers is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas. Dr. Myers is also President and Board Chair of Immunizations for Public Health, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing evidence-based information about vaccines to those who need it through its National Network for Immunization Information (NNii). He serves as the Director and Editor for NNii and manages its Web site www.immunizationinfo.org.
After graduating from Princeton University, Dr. Myers obtained his MD and pediatric training at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. He received his virology and infectious diseases training at the Beth Israel and Children's Hospitals in Boston and in the Laboratory of Virology and Rickettsiology at the NIH. He was Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases first at the University of Iowa and then at the University of Cincinnati. From 1993 to 1999, he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University in Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at UTMB, Dr. Myers was the Director of the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Myers is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles, mostly focused on the prevention of infections in children. He has published numerous essays about vaccines and vaccine safety on the NNii Web site and in 2008 he published a book Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns for both parents and health professionals who counsel parents.