Summer Galloway, PhD

Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Summer Galloway holds a doctorate in Microbiology and is currently serving as a Senior Science Policy and Innovation Advisor and WHO Collaborating Center Coordinator for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, she leverages scientific and international affairs expertise for the analysis and development of health, science, and technology policies as well as for the evaluation of impacts of international frameworks, regulations, and legislation. Prior to this position, Dr. Galloway served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science & Technology Policy Fellow – later as a Special Advisor – in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs. Here she led international engagements on improving biosafety and biological, border, and nuclear security as well as enhancing biosurveillance capacity. Following postdoctoral training at Emory University School of Medicine, she served as research faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as an investigator for the NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, conducting independent research to study factors that affect influenza A virus replication, cross-species transmission, and adaptation. In this role, she also served as the hemagglutinin subject matter expert for the Influenza Research Database Project and developed and directed graduate-level courses. As of 2017, Dr. Galloway has 14 peer-reviewed research articles, including two book chapters, and over 50 presentations at national and international conferences and forums.

Dr. Galloway has received numerous awards for scientific research, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Individual National Research Service Award and the Bausch & Lomb Award for Excellence in Science. As an infectious disease scientist turned science diplomat and educator, Summer serves as an Outreach Ambassador for AAAS, is engaged with the AAAS Science Diplomacy Advocacy Group, and is an advocate for women in STEM and national security. Summer has numerous scientific and international affairs professional affiliations, including AAAS, the American Society for Microbiology, Arms Control Association, the Atlanta Council on International Relations, and Women’s Foreign Policy Network.  

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