Paul Kilgore

Paul Kilgore

Associate professor Pharmacy
Phone: 313-577-1215

Areas of expertise

health disparities


Kilgore is an expert in immunizations, vaccines, epidemiologic methods, infectious disease epidemiology, and health disparities associated with infectious diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases. The overarching vision of his research activities is the reduction of disease burden associated with bacterial and viral infections among infants, children and adults. He focuses on the study of infections using innovative, multidisciplinary tools that enable more rapid disease diagnosis and more accurate ascertainment of the disease burden due to specific infectious pathogens.

Prior to joining Wayne State University, Kilgore spent 12 years — five as a senior scientist — in the Translational Research Division of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea, a United Nations-created international nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and delivering vaccines for developing countries. He also served as a staff physician in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta and as a medical epidemiologist in the National Immunization Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kilgore earned his M.D. from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

In the news