Laura Streichert, PhD, MPH, has over 25 years of experience working at the intersection of biomedical research, public health practice, education, and organizational management. Her interests are in applying the rigor of science to the relevance of public health and promoting stakeholder engagement by fostering action-oriented partnerships that reach across disciplines and sectors. In 2011, Dr. Streichert joined the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) as Executive Director, where she is leading efforts to further ISDS’s mission to advance the science and practice of surveillance. Prior to ISDS, Laura was a research neuroscientist and later Assistant Director of the Center of Obesity Research at the University of Washington, where she worked on community-based strategies for obesity prevention. Her interest in global health began when she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal.
Dr. Streichert holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University, an MPH in Health Services from the University of Washington School of Public Health, and a BA in Biology from Princeton University.