Masters of the Air: Overcoming Airborne Pathogens Indoors

Thursday July 25, 2024
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

NOTE CHANGE OF START TIME:  This meeting will start at 11am (instead of 10:30am). 


This Commission meeting, Masters of the Air: Overcoming Airborne Pathogens Indoors, will be held on Thursday, July 25th, in Washington, DC.

The focus of this meeting will be to provide the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense with a better understanding of: (1) how the federal government currently addresses indoor air quality; (2) new scientific and technological advances for indoor air quality; and (3) how enhancing indoor air quality can help prevent the spread of pathogens.

Speakers include:

  • Jessica Green, PhD – Program Manager, Resilient Systems, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)
  • Joseph Allen, DSc, MPH – Assistant Professor of Exposure, Assessment Science, Department of Environmental Health; Director, Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Christopher Sales, PhD – Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University
  • Melissa Baker – Senior Vice President, Technical Development, US Green Building Council
  • Kathryn C. Worrilow, PhD – Founder and CEO, LifeAire Systems
  • Alice Yates – Director, Government Affairs, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • W. Stuart Dols – Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group Staff, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Kathryn Ratliff, PhD – Physical Scientist and Principal Investigator, Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response, Homeland Security and Materials Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Brian Gilligan, PE – Deputy Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Chief Sustainability Officer, General Services Administration


The meeting will be held at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20004

The meeting will NOT be live-streamed.

Add to your calendar – Thursday, July 25, 2024, 11:00am-4:00pm (lunch will be provided) (note new start time)