U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, USA
Andrew Clements, PhD, is a Senior Scientific Advisor for the Emerging Threats Division in the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health. He received his Ph.D. in Anaerobic Microbiology from Virginia Tech and completed his post-doctoral training in biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health. Between 1997 and 2005, he served as an infectious disease advisor at USAID focusing on the development, management, and monitoring of international programs to address malaria, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious disease surveillance. Since 2005, he has managed a number of projects (PREDICT, PREVENT) and partnerships with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the World Health Organization that support prevention, detection, and response to emerging zoonotic threats in developing countries. He also analyzes trends for emerging zoonotic threats and has participated in USAID’s responses to new diseases, including H5N1 and H7N9 avian influenza, H1N1 pandemic influenza, MERS-CoV, and Ebola.