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Dennis Carroll

Global Virome Project

Dennis Carroll serves as the Chair of the Global Virome Project Leadership Board. Dennis previously served as the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's USAID Pandemic Influenza and other Emerging Threats Unit. In this position, he led USAID's Emerging Pandemic Threats program, a global effort to combat new disease threats before they can become significant threats to human health.

Dennis was responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the agency's programs addressing new and emerging disease threats, which has included leading the agency's response to the H5N1 avian influenza and H1N1 pandemic viral threats.

Dennis has received awards from both the US CDC and USAID, including the 2006 USAID Science and Technology Award for his work on malaria and avian influenza, and the 2008 Administrator's Management Innovation Award for his management of the Agency's Avian and Pandemic Influenza program. 1)

Fellow Board Members Global Virome

Dr. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance, a US-based organization that conducts research and outreach programs on global health, conservation and international development. Peter is the EHA institutional lead for the USAID PREDICT Project, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecohealth.

Dr. Jonna Mazet is Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology and Executive Director at the University of California Davis One Health, Co-Director USAID One Health Workforce – Next Generation, and the Principal Investigator/Global Director of the USAID PREDICT Project.

Dr. Oyewale Tomori is past President of the Nigerian Academy of Science]] international member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and Board Chair Biovaccines Nigeria Ltd. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Institute, Texas A&M University.

Dr. Edward “Eddy” Rubin is a physician, geneticist and information scientist. Eddy is the Chief Scientific Officer at Metabiota amd Director of Science Corps, a non-profit organization focused on building science capacity worldwide by placing young PhD scientists in underserved regions. Eddy was the Director of a team at U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute that sequenced 13% of the human genome as part of the International Human Genome Project. Board Member

Dr. Jennifer Gardy is the Deputy Director, Surveillance, Data, and Epidemiology within the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Malaria team. Jennifer is also an award-winning science communicator, hosting science documentary television series, as well as authoring science books for children. 2)

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