Kayvon Modjarrad, MD, PhD is an infectiousdiseases physician, epidemiologist and immunologist. He holds the positions of Director for Emerging Infectious Disease Threats at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in biology from Duke University, Dr. Modjarrad obtained his MD, MSPH and PhD through the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his medical internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his internal medicine residency and clinical infectious diseases fellowship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He went on to complete an infectious diseases research fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Vaccine Research Center, where he also held the position of Chief of the Translational Research Core. In 2015, Dr. Modjarrad was sent on assignment from the US Government to the World Health Organization where he assisted with the response to the West African Ebola Outbreak. Dr. Modjarrad’s work primarily focuses on the accelerated development of vaccines against viruses—such as Ebola, MERS and Zika—that have triggered major outbreaks and global health emergencies.