COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit Developer: Glen R. Gallagher, PhD
Molecular Diagnostics and Virology
Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory
Glen Gallagher, PhD, provided case study content and assisted in producing Module 2.4 – Superspreading event in a pre-symptomatic population.
Dr. Gallagher is the Division Director of Molecular Diagnostics and Virology at the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory. He has oversight over a wide range of activities supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response from molecular diagnostic PCR to surveillance sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.
Dr. Gallagher completed B.S. degrees in Microbiology and Medical Technology at Ohio State University before completing an APHL Emerging Infectious Disease fellowship at the CDC Dengue Branch. He then pursued a PhD in Virology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
His scientific interests are in developing new methods for pathogen detection and the implementation of next-generation sequencing for public health and diagnostic use.