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Lisa Koonin, MN, MPH

Dr. Lisa M. Koonin currently serves as the Senior Advisor for the Influenza Coordination Unit at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Lead for Pandemic Influenza Medical Care and Countermeasures Task Force.  Dr. Koonin is currently providing leadership and coordination for the planning and utilization of key medical countermeasures during CDC’s current H7N9 response. She also provides direction for innovative initiatives linking public health agencies and the private sector for improving community-level emergency preparedness.  Dr. Koonin has been a leader in the US Government’s efforts to include private sector businesses in pandemic planning and response.

Dr. Koonin contributed to the development of the U.S. National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan, and actively serves on the White House National Security Staff’s Pandemic Sub-Interagency Policy Council.  She also serves on the Department of Health and Human Services/ASPR Antiviral Planning Work Group and on the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events.     [ Click for More ]