Speaker Profile

Ph.D., CEO, Pandemic Prevention Institute & Senior Vice President, Pandemic Prevention & Response, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Bright is a renowned immunologist, vaccine researcher and public health expert. In 2021, he joined The Rockefeller Foundation to lead the launch of the Pandemic Prevention Institute, a cutting-edge, multisectoral, initiative working to develop a global early warning system that works for all. Dr. Bright served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Bright served as vice president of Novovax global influenza programs and vaccine research and development. An international subject matter expert in biodefense, emergency preparedness and response, and pharmaceutical innovation. he served as an advisor to the Biden Administration, World Health Organization, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats. He serves as a Sr. Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Join us as we share the latest on respiratory variant trends, and as we discuss how health systems and other organizations can leverage learnings from these past two years as we look beyond the pandemic and towards enabling healthier outcomes for entire communities now and into the future.