A national expert in health security, pandemic preparedness, biosecurity, biodefense, and bioterrorism, Dr. Cameron has worked at the highest levels of government, including serving as the special assistant to the President and senior director for Global Health Security and Biodefense for the White House National Security Council, serving in the administrations of both President Barack Obama and Joe Biden. A key member of the pandemic preparedness and response leadership team at the Brown School of Public Health, she also serves as a senior advisor for global health security in the US Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health.
Through her leadership positions across the U.S. Government, Dr. Cameron was instrumental to the COVID-19 response, to re-establishing the National Security Council Directorate on Global Health Security and Biodefense, and to developing and launching the U.S. Government’s Global Health Security Agenda. Her work has helped address homeland and national security threats by enhancing pandemic preparedness, biosecurity and biosafety; improving emerging infectious disease surveillance, and countering the development and use of biological weapons. Most recently, she helped formulate and coordinate President Biden’s international strategy for fighting COVID-19, including the recent COVID-19 summit, and led the Administration’s efforts to build national and global preparedness and financing for pandemics and other emerging threats.