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Dr. Jaime Yassif is a senior fellow for global biological policy and programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). Yassif previously served as a program officer at Open Philanthropy, where she led the Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness initiative. In this role, she recommended and managed approximately $40 million in biosecurity grants, which rebuilt the field and supported work in several key areas, including: developing new biosecurity programming at several leading think tanks; establishing the Global Health Security Index; initiating new biosecurity work in China and India; and framing a new public discourse about global catastrophic biological risks.

Prior to this, Yassif worked to advance international cooperation on nuclear security and biosecurity and pandemic preparedness as a science and technology policy advisor at the US Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services.