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Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship

Alumni and Yearbooks


The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security accepts a diverse group of professionals and scholars into each class of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship (ELBI) program.

Class of 2022

  • Janvi Ahuja, Future of Humanity Institute
  • Patricia Akinfenwa, Twist Bioscience
  • Tessa Alexanian, iGEM Foundation
  • Mayra Ameneiros, King’s College London
  • Anna Bezruki, Georgetown University
  • Rihana Diabo, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Ryan Duncombe, Alvea
  • Lennox Kesington Ebbarnezh, Makarere University
  • Richard Egan, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Daniel Greene, Stanford University
  • Hannah Herzig, European Commission
  • Christopher Hoover, California Department of Public Health
  • Melissa Hopkins, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Heather Kromer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • Georgia Lagoudas, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Kumiko Lippold, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Niall McGlynn, Irish Public Service
  • Opeayo Ogundiran, World Health Organization
  • Jassi Pannu, Stanford University
  • James Petrie, University of Waterloo
  • Benjamin Rader, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Jonas Sandbrink, Future of Humanity Institute
  • Emma Saunders, Chatham House
  • Noor Shakfeh, United Nations Foundation
  • Shalini Singaravelu, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Vivian Smith, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Kathleen Stevens, U.S. Department of State
  • Cindy Vindman, U.S. Army DEVCOM, Army Research Lab
  • Josh Wentzel, U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee
  • Chenny Zhang, In-Q-Tel

Class of 2021

  • Peter Ababwe Babigumira, Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University
  • Christopher Bakerlee, Harvard University
  • Sara Bazaco, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch
  • JJ Ben-Joseph, In-Q-Tel
  • Isha Berry, University of Toronto
  • Kelly Chafin, National Security Council
  • Neil Cherian, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Jennifer Garland, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Daniel Gastfriend, Office of Management and Budget
  • Nicholas Generous, US House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security
  • Hugh Green, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Gavin Harris, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Krutika Kuppalli, Stanford Health Care
  • Allen Lin, Ragon Institute, Harvard University
  • Andrew Liu, Harvard Medical School
  • Danielle Lohman, Department of State
  • T. Greg McKelvey, ASAPP
  • Cassidy Nelson, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
  • Martha Ngoh, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Resham Patel, Public Health – Seattle and King County
  • Giovanna Pontes, Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Harsha Rajashekharaiah, Center for Humanitarian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Michelle Rourke, Griffith University Law School
  • Sterling Sawaya, GeneInfoSec
  • Sonya Stokes, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
  • Allison Totura, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
  • Edward van Opstal, Department of Defense Human Systems Directorate
  • Benjamin Wakefield, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
  • Kate Whittemore, Resolve to Save Lives
  • Nathalie Zeitouni, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC); Battelle National Biodefense Institute

Class of 2019

  • Emmanuel Agogo, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
  • Oluwayemisi Ajumobi, The World Bank
  • Ethan Alley, Center for Effective Altruism & George Church Lab at Harvard Medical School
  • Frances Butcher, Oxford School of Public Health
  • Angel Desai, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mark Eccleston-Turner, University of Keele
  • Claire Marie Filone, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Hayden Huang, Government Accountability Office
  • Justin Hurt, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Salah Issa, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Christine Jones, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Rebecca Kahn, Harvard Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
  • Seth Kroop, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Aditya Kunjapur, University of Delaware
  • Anastasia Lambrou, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Greg Lewis, Future of Humanity Institute
  • Karen Martins, USAMRIID
  • Robert Mayall, University of Calgary, FREDsense Technologies
  • Cody Minks, SSM Health
  • Michelle Murti, Public Health Ontario
  • Michael Parker, McDaniel College
  • Shanna Ratnesar-Shumate, National Threat Characterization Center (NBACC)
  • Brian Renda, Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Emily Ricotta, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Emily Rosenblum, Department of Energy
  • Joseph Simmond-Issler, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Jacob Swett, University of Oxford
  • Christine Tomlinson, Applied Research Associates
  • Benjamin Trump, Engineer Research and Development Center - U.S. Army
  • Robert Tuttle, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Class of 2018

2018 ELBI Class photo

  • Warren Acuncius, US Agency for International Development
  • Evan Appleton, Harvard Medical School
  • Hattie Chung, Harvard University & The Broad Institute
  • Lina Faller, Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Michelle Holko, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Gabriel Innes, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Christopher Isaac, University of Lethbridge
  • Kirsten Kulcsar, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Joseph Lewnard, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Yong-Bee Lim, George Mason University
  • Natalie Ma, Clearview Healthcare Partners
  • Lucia Mullen, World Health Organization
  • Tiffany Nguyen, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
  • Lauren Oldfield, J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Keith Pardee, University of Toronto
  • Jenish Patel, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
  • Edward Perello, Desktop Genetics
  • Aaron Resnick, Northwest Healthcare Response Network
  • Michelle Rozo, AAAS Congressional Fellow
  • Lauren Sauer, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jordan Schermerhorn, Pratt Pouch Consulting & Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Andrew Snyder-Beattie, University of Oxford
  • Carl Soffler, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
  • Gregory Sunshine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Alexander Titus, Dartmouth College
  • Neil Vora, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Matt Walsh, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Benjamin Winer, Princeton University

Class of 2017

ELBI Class of 2017

  • Martin Adams, GSS Health
  • Aurora Amoah, Independent Consultant, The World Bank Group
  • Brandy Burgess, University of Georgia
  • Marija Cemma, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Christopher Chadwick, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jessica Dymond, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Ngozi Erondu, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Stuart Evenhaugen, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Mary Margaret Fill, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jeffrey Fortman, Analytical Services, Inc
  • Jeffrey Freeman, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Andrew Herr, Georgetown University
  • Alison Hill, Harvard University
  • Adrienne Keen, US Department of State
  • Daniel Leifer, Lurie Children’s Hospital/McGaw Center of Northwestern University
  • Brandon Lloyd Dean, Los Angeles County Public Health Department
  • Emily Lord, Healthcare Ready
  • Syra Madad, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • Matthew Moe, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Patricia Pacheco Hernandez, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Justin Pahara, Amino Labs Inc/Synbiota Inc
  • James Phillips, George Washington University Hospital
  • Saskia Popescu, George Mason University
  • Betsey Pugel, NASA
  • John Scarbeck, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Carolyn Shore, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Sapana Vora, US Department of State
  • Simon Weller, UK Ministry of Defence



Class of 2018 yearbook

ELBI 2018 yearbook

Class of 2017 yearbook

ELBI 2017 yearbook

Class of 2016 yearbook

ELBI 2016 yearbook

Class of 2015 yearbook

ELBI 2015 yearbook

Class of 2014 yearbook

ELBI 2014 yearbook

Class of 2012 yearbook

ELBI 2012 yearbook



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