Strategic Advisor to the CEO
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
Dr. Lurie is currently the strategic advisor to the CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiatives (CEPI) and senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School. She recently completed an eight-year term as assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In that role, she led the HHS response to numerous public health emergencies, ranging from infectious disease to natural and man-made disasters and was responsible for many innovations in emergency preparedness and response. She also chaired the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise, a government-wide organization ultimately responsible for the development of medical countermeasures, including vaccines against pandemics and emerging threats. Following that, she was a consultant to the World Bank and World Health Organization. Prior to federal service, she was the Paul O'Neill Professor of Policy Analysis at RAND, where she started and led the public health preparedness program and the company’s Center for Population Health and Health Disparities. She has also had leadership roles in academia, as professor of medicine and public health at the University of Minnesota, as medical advisor to the commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health, and as principal deputy assistant secretary for health at HHS. Dr. Lurie received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her residency and public health training at UCLA. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She continues to practice clinical medicine in a community clinic in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, April 3
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM