Kimberly Ma is a PhD student in Biodefense at George Mason University and a senior analyst with the Preparedness division at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Previously, she was a biosecurity project lead with CRDF Global for projects funded by Department of State’s CTR Biosecurity Engagement Program, and also served as team lead for CRDF’s Women in Science and Security Initiative. She focuses on capacity-building in healthcare systems, risk communications, emerging biological threats due to climate change and urbanization, and advancing equity in national security workplaces. Kimberly holds a Master of Science from Georgetown University’s Biohazardous Threat Agents program and a double bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and Japanese from Dartmouth College.
Ma is a member of the Bulletin Editorial Fellows Program.