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Jesse Goodman

School of Medicine

Jesse Goodman is a professor in the School of Medicine and director of Georgetown Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS), a specialist in infectious diseases. He is a member of the Global Health Initiative faculty committee.

International activities include:

  • Served as the chief scientist of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2009 to February 2014, where he was also deputy commissioner for science and public health (2009-2012) and led the FDA's 2009 H1N1 pandemic response.
  • Directed the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research from 2003 to 2009, overseeing activities critical to U.S. and global preparedness and the development, evaluation, safety, quality, and availability of blood, vaccines, gene and cell therapies and other biologics. 
  • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and to the National Academy (Institute) of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, where he is a longstanding member of its Forum on Microbial Threats.

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