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John T. O’Brien, MS

Research Associate

John is a health security professional with previous experience in bioengineering and infectious diseases. Prior to joining the Commission, he conducted research with the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University on the biosecurity implications of artificial intelligence. He has also worked at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, where he supported work on the Global Health Security Index as a contributing author. He previously conducted laboratory research on Zika, Chikungunya, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, and Rift Valley Fever at George Mason University’s National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases. He holds a BS in Bioengineering with a concentration in Biomedical Signals & Systems from George Mason University and an MS in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University.

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