Michael Osterholm

Dr. Michael Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), director of the NIH-supported Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance within CIDRAP, a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and an adjunct professor a the University of Minnesota medical school. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. In June 2005 Dr. Osterholm was appointed by Michael Leavitt, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the newly established National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. He has authored the New York Times best-selling book, “Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe.”

Michael Osterholm