Affiliated Expert, Global Health
Brad Schneider is a virologist and global health professional with extensive experience conducting high-impact scientific, public health, mentoring, and capacity building programs in the US, Africa, and Asia. Brad has developed country-level operational plans and guided the global diagnostic strategy that is currently deployed in over 25 countries for the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program, which focuses on strengthening capacities in developing countries to detect, identify, and control infectious diseases in animals and people. With over 20 years of experience, he has worked with a broad range of pathogens in a diversity of settings, including some of the most logistically challenging regions of the world. Brad has managed large research teams to successfully complete complex, multidisciplinary projects during outbreaks, including Ebola in Central Africa, influenza H7N9 in China, monkeypox in Central Africa, and Lassa virus in West Africa. He received a Ph.D. in experimental pathology / virology from the University of Texas Medical Branch.