The CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security

The CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security convenes an esteemed group of Members of Congress, senior leaders, and subject matter experts to advance a concrete, forward-leaning agenda for U.S. global health security strategy. It prioritizes coherent, sustained U.S. leadership, ensuring success in the major institutional reforms under way across the executive branch, integration of effort with strong accountability measures, enhanced global coordination, and building new partnerships and alliances through strengthened U.S. diplomacy that systematically advances U.S. national interests, amid intensifying geopolitical competition. Equally critical is building the correct institutional arrangements, including adequate private sector incentives, to bring forward the next generation of technological innovation. The Alliance is developing concrete options to strengthen core pandemic preparedness and response capabilities, while exploring the untapped opportunities to better align capabilities across traditional infectious disease programming including on HIV/AIDS, routine immunization, and antimicrobial resistance, among other priorities. Building on the record of prior CSIS initiatives, the Alliance delivers recommendations on global health security policy and programs to key decisionmakers in the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, and non-governmental organizations.

The two-year effort, running from spring 2023 through the end of 2024, is co-chaired by Senator Richard Burr, Principal Policy Advisor and Chair of the Health Policy Strategic Consulting Practice at DLA Piper and former Senator from North Carolina, and Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. J. Stephen Morrison, PhD, Senior Vice President and Founder/Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, sets the Alliance’s strategic direction and directs its work on pandemic preparedness and response. Katherine E. Bliss, PhD, Senior Fellow and Director of Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience with the Global Health Policy Center, directs its work on HIV and routine immunization. Michaela Simoneau, Associate Fellow, leads the Alliance’s secretariat.

Alliance Members

Meet our co-chairs, members, and senior advisors of the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security.

Photo: Liz Lynch

Photo: Liz Lynch

The Alliance is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center