Jacques Drucker earned his medical degree in France and a master of science in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health (1981). He is board certified in Pediatrics and Public Health.
Dr. Drucker has been involved in clinical medicine, teaching and research for his entire career. He has occupied a tenure position as Professor of Public Health at Tours University School of Medicine from 1988 to 1998.
His main field of research has been in vaccinology and pediatric infectious diseases.
The FDA granted Dr. Drucker a visiting scientist fellowship in 1977 to work on viral hepatitis at the Bureau of Biologics in Bethesda. He was also involved in immunization programs in developing countries (Africa and India) as Scientific Director of the Mérieux Foundation and in collaboration with the WHO Expanded Program on Immunization.
In 1992, he was invited by the French Minister of Health to create and lead the new National Public Health Surveillance Center (Institut de Veille Sanitaire) and has held the position of Director of this Institute over 10 years, In 2002, he was appointed Counselor for Health Affairs at the Embassy of France in Washington.
Dr. Drucker has contributed more than 150 articles, books and chapters to the scientific literature.