Strategic Advisory Group

The Ready2Respond Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) comprises up to 11 thought leaders in the pandemic preparedness arena, as well as influenza subject matter experts, that support Ready2Respond’s strategic, hands-on approach and monitor the progress towards reaching its goals. SAG membership will provide representation in the following key categories:

  • Epidemic and pandemic influenza or other respiratory virus (such as COVID-19)
  • National and international health policy
  • Health / vaccine diplomacy
  • Pandemic preparedness
  • Global health security
  • Macro-economics
  • International health financing


Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, College of Pharmacy and the Research Chair of Vaccines for Infectious Diseases, King Saud University

Chief of Global Public Health Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation

Professor, Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, Ricardo Gutierrez Children Hospital University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Professor, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular & Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Professor, The Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College. Vellore, India

Director, Pandemics and Emerging Threats Office, US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Affairs

Director of Research, INSERM

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

Independent Consultant; Former Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)

Professor and Dean at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)