Dr. Rick Bright

Dr. Rick Bright is an American immunologist, an expert in vaccine, drugs and diagnostic development, and a public health official. He is formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Pandemic Prevention Institute (PPI) at The Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to this role, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In prior roles, he worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in the private sector of the biotechnology industry. Dr. Bright received a Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University and a B.S. magna cum laude in Biology and Physical Sciences from Auburn University at Montgomery, both in the United States.