President-Elect Biden Names COVID-19 Advisory Board

On Monday, President-Elect Joe Biden announced the formation of a Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, consisting of leading public health experts who will advise President-Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, and the nascent administration’s staff. The advisory board is comprised of:

  • Co-Chair Dr. David Kessler, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Co-Chair Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States
  • Co-Chair Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Associate professor of Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Management at Yale University
  • Dr. Luciana Borio, Vice President at In-Q-Tel
  • Dr. Rick Bright, Former Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Atul Gawande, Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Dr. Celine Gounder, Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Dr. Julie Morita, Executive Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm, Regents Professor and Endowed Chair in Public Health and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota
  • Ms. Loyce Pace, Executive Director and President of Global Health Council
  • Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine
  • Dr. Eric Goosby, Professor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine

The Biden-Harris Transition Team notes that members of the advisory board have served in previous administrations and have “experience engaging with and leading our country’s response to nationwide and worldwide public health crises.”

The full announcement is available here.