Peter Taback

Peter Taback

Peter Taback

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences


125 Broad Street, 9th floor
New York NY US 10004
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Peter Taback is a health communications professional with expertise in global and community health, HIV/AIDS, and in presenting dense scientific concepts to audiences of policymakers, journalists, and the general public. He currently serves as Vice President, Communications at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI),where he is charged with ensuring stakeholders in global health recognize the need for an AIDS vaccine. Dr. Taback previously served Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health as Chief Communications Officer, working with faculty, students, and the School's senior leadership to raise the profile of public health and the Mailman School's unique contributions. At Columbia, Dr. Taback led numerous media trainings and communications workshops and routinely partnered with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion to increase the visibility of public health scholarship in the national conversation. Previously he worked at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and served as Vice President of Communications and External Affairs at The New School.



PhD, 2000, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
BA, 1988, University of Pennsylvania

Columbia Affiliations

Advisory Board, CPC Learning Network

Areas of Expertise

Public Health Leadership and Management, Global Health, HIV/AIDS
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