Scott P. Layne, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Scott P. Layne, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Infectious Disease Medicine

SCOTT P. LAYNE, MD FACP FIDSA is a physician-scientist known for interdisciplinary work in applied virology, large-scale laboratory technologies, biological security policy, and epidemiologic analysis. He has over 60 publications (including books, patents, and government reports) with many technical publications appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Nature, and Science.

Throughout the pandemic, as a practicing infectious disease physician, Dr. Layne has cared for over 500 patients who were hospitalized for acute SARS-CoV-2 infections and life-threatening COVID-19. He has organized major scientific studies to understand how COVID-19 attacks and destroys human lungs and also authored major publications on topics pertaining to molecular pathogenesis of COVID-19 and needs for global surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants.

In January 2020, Dr. Layne warned the New Zealand Counsel-General in the United States to prepare his island nation against the looming pandemic. His advisories to New Zealand authorities prompted the initiation of science-driven containment strategies that were maintained until April 2021. Ultimately, after 15 months of maintaining a national COVID-19 free zone, increasing societal fatigue forced government ministers to open quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia, which resulted in an irreversible loss of safeguards. Since January 2022, New Zealand has been hit with an exponential Omicron wave.

Dr. Scott P Layne’s strong scientific background, wide clinical experience, and high-level advisory roles have shaped his perspectives on the need for longer-lasting, broader acting, and variant resistant COVID-19 vaccines that are available worldwide. To fulfill these aims, he conceived and organized the Prospective Boost and Evaluation Study of COVID-19 (PROBES19) and will serve as the principal investigator of this groundbreaking effort.

Pandemic Related Publications

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