A frequently requested media expert, Dr. Osterholm is the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his knowledge of and experience with infectious disease threats and public health preparedness. In November 2020, Dr. Osterholm was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s 13-member Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. From June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. His full bio is available here.