Dr. David Visi
Dr. Visi is a part of SMI’s life sciences team. Prior to joining SMI, Dr. Visi served as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Threat Reduction and Arms Control (TRAC). Within TRAC, Dr. Visi provided oversight and program governance on the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP), which focused on enhancing partner states’ biosecurity, biosafety, and biosurveillance capacity. He had previously worked on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Antibiotic Resistance Project on research and policies to advance antibacterial discovery and development, including an analysis of the global development pipeline of antibiotics and nontraditional approaches, BARDA reauthorization, and domestic and global antibiotic regulatory structure. Dr. Visi also served as a policy advisor on health and agriculture for Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter. Dr. Visi has a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of North Texas.