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Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship

Current Fellows

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security has accepted 30 professionals and scholars into its Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) fellowship program for 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



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