BSC Member Profiles
- Alexander Carl Billioux, MD, DPhil, FACP
- Ann Peters Garvey, DVM, MPH, MA
- Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH
- Timothy F. Jones, MD
- Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD
- James W. Le Duc, PhD, MSPH
- Michael J. Loeffelholz, PhD
- Ruth Lynfield, MD
- Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH
- Ilhem Messaoudi, PhD
- Lee W. Riley, MD
- Emily S. Spivak, MD, MHS
- Kathryn L. Talkington, MPAff
- Tina Quanbee Tan, MD
- Jonathan Lane Temte, MD, PhD
Vice President, Social Determinants of Health, UnitedHealthcare, Minnetonka, Minnesota
Dr. Billioux is Vice President, Social Determinants of Health, for UnitedHealthcare, the largest U.S. health insurer, where he leads the national strategy addressing individual health-related social needs and community social determinants of health. He is a former Assistant Secretary in the Louisiana Office of Public Health, where he oversaw the state’s centralized public health system and programs, including Louisiana’s Hepatitis C Elimination Program and the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response. He has served as a medical consultant for Google Health and a Senior Advisor to the Director as well as Director of the Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He was a 2015–2016 White House Fellow, serving in the Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Sylvia Burwell. He trained in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and served as Assistant Chief of Service. Dr. Billioux was an Afya Bora Fellow in Global Health Leadership, University of Washington, serving in Uganda and focusing on tuberculosis care.
State Public Health Veterinarian and Deputy State Epidemiologist, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines
Dr. Garvey has served as Iowa’s State Public Health Veterinarian since 2007. She is also the Deputy State Epidemiologist and leads the state’s Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology at the Iowa Department of Public Health. In this capacity, she oversees the department’s vaccine-preventable disease, influenza, healthcare-associated infection and antimicrobial resistance, foodborne illness, zoonotic disease, and vector-borne disease surveillance and control programs. She also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. Dr. Garvey is active in the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and is the immediate past president of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians.
Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS), Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Dr. Goodman is Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University, where he also directs the Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS). He previously was Chief Scientist and Deputy Commissioner for Science and Public Health of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he worked with stakeholders to better prepare for and respond to public health threats, including serving in U.S. leadership for the 2019 H1N1 pandemic response. Prior to that, he directed FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and co-chaired the U.S. Task Force to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. Before serving in government, Dr. Goodman was Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota, where his laboratory isolated Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the etiologic agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis. He has served on numerous expert committees, including of the World Health Organization, CEPI, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health, and currently is president of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), a standards-setting organization promoting global quality of medicines and food. He has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville
Dr. Jones is the Chief Medical Officer of the Tennessee Department of Health. He oversees the State Laboratory and programs including substance abuse, communicable diseases, public health emergency response, informatics and analytics, clinical services, and local and regional health departments. He also serves as clinical professor in the Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and is chair of the MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) Editorial Board. He is widely published in a number of fields, with a special focus on foodborne diseases.
Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery—Dubai, and Professor,
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Keshavjee is Director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai, and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine. A globally recognized public health leader, Dr. Keshavjee’s research spans three key areas: 1) multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment and policy; 2) health-sector reform and access to healthcare and medical technology in transitional societies; and 3) social institutions and public health in the Middle East and Central Asia. Dr. Keshavjee has led the implementation of MDR-TB treatment programs in Russia and Lesotho and has served as Chair of the World Health Organization’s Green Light Committee Initiative. In addition, he is Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Dr. Le Duc is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Previously, he was the Director of the Galveston National Laboratory and the John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Tropical and Emerging Virology. He is a globally respected authority and leader on emerging infections, with particular focus on vector-borne diseases. He has more than four decades of biodefense and public health experience. Before joining UTMB, he served in infectious disease leadership positions at CDC and the World Health Organization, and as a career officer in the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. Dr. Le Duc is a former member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity and the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network Steering Committee, and he is an active member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on International Security and Arms Control. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.
Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, California
Dr. Loeffelholz is Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Cepheid. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is a highly accomplished expert in microbiology and laboratory research, with specific interests in molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases, quality improvement in laboratory medicine and outcomes-based research, and impact of laboratory testing and practices on patient management and hospitalization costs. Previous professional positions include Director of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch; Director, Virology/Serology, ViroMed Laboratories (LabCorp); and Director, Public Health Laboratory, Arkansas Department of Health. Additionally, Dr. Loeffelholz has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Public Health Laboratories, is secretary/treasurer of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, and is an editor of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
State Epidemiologist and Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul
Dr. Lynfield, State Epidemiologist and Medical Director at the Minnesota Department of Health, is a highly regarded, nationally recognized public health leader and expert in infectious disease medicine and epidemiology. She leads Minnesota’s component of CDC’s Emerging Infections Program Active Bacterial Core Surveillance System, influenza projects, and healthcare-associated infections projects. She is also Adjunct Professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. Previously, she attended in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was Assistant Director of the New England Regional Newborn Screening Program, Massachusetts State Laboratory and Department of Health. Dr. Lynfield has served on many public health and infectious disease committees, including as a current member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, member of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and co-chair of CDC’s Emerging Infections Program Steering Committee. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; and has served as chair of IDSA’s National and Global Public Health Committee, and Antibiotic Resistance Working Group. Dr. Lynfield is chair of the BSC, OID.
Professor and Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Marrazzo is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is internationally recognized for her research and education efforts in the field of sexually transmitted infections, especially as they affect women’s health and in the setting of HIV. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and was elected to the IDSA Board of Directors in 2018. She conducts research on the human microbiome, specifically as it relates to female reproductive tract infections and hormonal contraception. Other research interests include pathogenesis and management of bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases in people with HIV, and management of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea.
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Dr. Messaoudi is Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky. She has expertise in viral pathogenesis and cellular and innate immunity, with a focus on important human pathogens (primarily viral diseases) in animal models. Previous positions include Assistant Scientist in the Division of Pathobiology and Immunology, Oregon National Primate Research Center; Assistant Professor, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Science University; Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside; and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Dr. Messaoudi is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and American Association of Immunologists; is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology; and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Virology, mBio, Frontiers in Microbiology, Scientific Reports, and the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.
Professor and Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Riley is Professor and Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the University of California, Berkeley, and directs UC Berkeley’s Global Health Equity Scholars program of the Fogarty International Center. He is an internationally known expert in infectious diseases and public health. His research interests include molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases and bacterial pathogenesis, with particular emphasis on tuberculosis, enteric diseases, and drug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections, as well as field epidemiology and international health, with a focus on urban informal settlements. He has decades of experience as a researcher in Asia, South America, and Mexico, including current tuberculosis research projects in Brazil. Additionally, he is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Academy of Microbiology, and he serves on the editorial board of the journal Pathogens and Disease. Early in his career, Dr. Riley served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
Dr. Spivak is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at University of Utah Health and the Salt Lake City VA. She came to Utah in 2011 after completing residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical research focuses on evaluating antibiotic prescribing practices and opportunities for improvement, and patient outcomes related to various antibiotic use strategies. She is a member of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), where she serves on the Public Policy and Government Affairs Committee and the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee. She is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and serves as the vice chair of the IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Committee.
Director, Health Programs, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
Ms. Talkington oversees teams of policy experts, scientists, and advocates for Pew’s work on public health issues, including the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the need for new antibiotics and safe drugs, healthcare products, and food. She also oversees the Health Impact Project, a partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Before joining Pew, Ms. Talkington managed immunization and infectious disease programs for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, where she developed policies on hospital-acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance, and issues related to immunization. Previously, she led strategic initiatives and programs on a wide range of healthcare issues for numerous nonprofit advocacy organizations and also state and federal policymakers.
She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas, Austin.
Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
Dr. Tan is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is also the Medical Director of the hospital’s International Patient Services Program, is Professor of Pediatrics in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and is Faculty in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a Fellow of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Dr. Tan serves on the Board of Directors, is chair of the Task Force on Inclusion, Diversity, Access and Equity, and is a member of the Education Committee of IDSA. She also serves as a member of the AAP Global Immunization Advocacy Committee and is a Technical Advisor for the AAP/CDC Global Immunization Advocacy Grant. Additionally, she is a member of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and a member of the Vaccine and Related Biologic Products Advisory Committee of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration.
Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement and Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
Dr. Temte is Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is board-certified in family medicine and has been involved for nearly three decades in the interface between public health and primary care medicine. His research interests include viral disease surveillance in primary care, schools, communities, and long-term care facilities; seasonality and epidemiology of influenza; and attitudes toward immunization. In addition to teaching, Dr. Temte practices primary care medicine for an underserved, highly diverse community at Wingra Family Medical Center. He is the Medical Director for Madison/Dane County Public Health. He also is a past chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Science, is current chair of the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices, and has served as chair of CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).