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Lane Warmbrod, MS, MPH
Senior Analyst, Research Associate

Evolution and transmission of infectious diseases biosafety science policy

Lane Warmbrod, MS, MPH
Lane Warmbrod, MS, MPH

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Ms. Warmbrod is a Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary interests and experience include equity in health security, science policy, biosafety, biosecurity, and population genetics of infectious diseases.

At the Center, Ms. Warmbrod’s work primarily focuses on improving national and global security by maximizing the benefits of biotechnology and life science research while minimizing risks to safety and security. Her projects include analysis of US and global policies and governance of biological research, the bioeconomy, risks and benefits of emerging biological technologies, and opportunities to integrate emerging technologies into public health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Warmbrod was seconded to the World Health Organization for over 6 months to support their response to the pandemic. There, Ms. Warmbrod was a member of the Incident Management Support Team and collected and analyzed data to inform response and guidance development. Ms. Warmbrod is an Associate Editor of Health Security and the topic editor for 2 special feature issues, one on the bioeconomy and one on systemic racism in health security.

Before joining the Center, Ms. Warmbrod worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the National Security Sciences Directorate, contributing to projects concerning the security of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear material, including the development and implementation of training courses and the assessment of foreign nations’ capabilities.

Ms. Warmbrod is currently pursuing a PhD in public health genetics from the University of Washington. In 2018, she received an MS in experimental pathology from the University of Texas Medical Branch. During this time, she conducted research on viral evolution in animal biological safety level 3 and biosafety level 3 laboratories. Ms. Warmbrod also received an MPH in biosecurity and disaster management from Saint Louis University, where her work focused on global biosafety and biosecurity policies. She received a BS in agricultural biotechnology from the University of Kentucky in 2016, where she worked in a molecular virology lab studying viral entry and the surface proteins of paramyxoviruses.


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