Strategic Advisory Group

The Ready2Respond Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) comprises thought leaders in the pandemic preparedness arena, as well as influenza subject matter experts. The SAG supports Ready2Respond’s unique approach and helps Ready2Respond effectively reach its goals. 

SAG members and observers provide expertise in:
  • 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
  • Industry experience


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

Deputy Vice President of Global Health and Multilateral Affairs, PhRMA

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)


Strategic Partnerships & Business Development Manager, Instituto Butantan

Head of Immunization Science and Policy within the Global Medical Office of Takeda Vaccines

Senior Director, International Affairs Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)