Eileen Choffnes

Eileen Choffnes is the immediate past director of the National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats, a program focused on emerging, reemerging, and novel diseases and the role of human and environmental factors in disease emergence and spread. She has served as a senior scientist with both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. From 1988-93 she served as staff scientist to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, working on chemical and biological arms control issues.