Listee Features — Public Health

Asha George


Dr. Asha M. George is a public health and security expert with more than three decades of work in her field. Since 2018, she has been the executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, previously known as the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. As executive director, Dr. George is responsible for overseeing the Apollo program for biodefense and its staff, in addition to analyzing national risk-preparedness measures and mitigation protocols for biological weapons events, pandemics, and other biological outbreaks. Dr. George holds a Bachelor of Arts in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University and earned her Master of Science in public health, with a focus on parasitology and laboratory practice, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel

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Deciding she wanted to pursue a career in health care while still in high school, Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage joined the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Africana studies and a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1999. She then completed graduate coursework at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health before returning to the University of Pittsburgh and achieving Master of Public Health in behavioral and community health sciences in 2006. Beginning her career as a research analyst with Health Systems Research in 2000, she worked her way through her graduate studies as a graduate student researcher before becoming a public health fellow at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health in

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