Biography

Beth Cameron

Senior Advisor for Global Health Security

USAID

Senior Advisor

Brown Pandemic Center

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Cameron is a Professor of the Practice and Senior Advisor to the Pandemic Center at the Brown University School of Public Health. Beth also serves as a Senior Advisor for global health security at the U.S. Agency for International Development and is a Practitioner Senior Fellow of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. Beth is a global leader in health security and biodefense. She has served over two decades, within and outside of government, to facilitate change. She spent two tours on the White House National Security Council staff, twice helping establish and lead the Directorate on Global Health Security and Biodefense. In this role she built and led a robust team focused, every day, on leaning forward to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to biological crises. Beth has held senior posts at the Departments of State and Defense, where she created and oversaw biological and chemical security efforts. Outside of government, she led and was an architect of NTI | bio, a program of the Nuclear Threat Initiative aimed at countering biological catastrophes, and she served at the American Cancer Society.  She got her start in government as an AAAS Fellow at the State Department and in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Beth holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Human Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.