Forging New Partnerships for Global Health Security

LEAP Alumnus Ryan Morhard developed a Strategic Action Plan with the aim of ensuring protections against the misuse of new biotechnology and applying technological developments to strengthen preparedness and response to public health emergencies. This plan included recommendations to improve communications and coordination among the life sciences and policymaking communities. Ryan has since continued to leverage partnerships to strengthen global health security, both as Branch Chief for International Partnerships within the US Department of Health and Human Services and now at the World Economic Forum, where he serves as Project Lead for Global Health Security. In this role, Ryan develops and leads innovative, cross-industry and cross-sectorial public-private cooperation to manage risks associated with emerging infectious diseases of pandemic potential.