Dr. Karron is Associate Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, with a joint appointment in Pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from New York University. Dr. Karron completed her residency training in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center, and fellowship training in infectious diseases at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, and the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Karron is certified in pediatrics and infectious diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics. Since 1992, she has been Chief of Pediatrie Studies at the Center for Immunization Research, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. In this capacity, Dr. Karron has conducted numerous phase I and phase II clinical trials of respiratory virus vaccines in infants and children, as well as studies of respiratory virus epidemiology in developing countries. She is a member of the Pediatrie Infectious Diseases Society and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.