Scott Lillibridge, MD
Director, Center for Global Health and Innovation
A&M AgriLife Research
Chief Scientist, Center for Innovation in
Advanced Development and Manufacturing
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
About Dr. Lillibridge: Dr. Scott Lillibridge serves as the Director for the Center for Global Health and Innovation. His prior roles at the Texas A&M University System have been as the Director for Health Initiatives and a Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health since 2007. Additionally, as deputy and chief scientist, he provides scientific oversight for the University’s $286 million-dollar pharmaceutical enterprise designed to develop vaccines and medical therapeutics under contract to Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Department of Health and Human Services.
During his previous federal career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), Dr. Lillibridge served as Special Assistant to the Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services in the area of Health and Security. He was also the founding Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program critical to building the Nation’s public health infrastructure in all states and territories. As Medical Director for the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID), he was instrumental in developing the health components of that organization. In addition, he advised the White House on the development of the Office of Homeland Security.
Dr. Lillibridge received his B.S. in Environmental Health at East Tennessee State University in 1977 and a Medical Doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland in 1981. In 1984, he completed specialty training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Family Medicine and undertook an epidemiology fellowship with the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) in 1992
David Eastes, MPH
Phone- 979- 458-8404
About Mr. Eastes: With over ten years of healthcare experience, David Eastes serves as a program manager for the Center for Global Health and Innovation at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Mr. Eastes earned a Bachelors degree in history from Southwestern University and both a Bachelors Degree in Biology and a Masters in Public Health from Texas A&M University.
Mr. Eastes has helped to develop international, national and state health programs in addition to corporate partnerships and research initiatives for the Texas A&M University System, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (HSC) School of Public Health and AgriLife Research.
An innovative and creative thinker, who consistently navigates complex situations among diverse and varied stakeholders to achieve pragmatic and meaningful results. David is a highly motivated coalition builder who brings together academic researchers, industry partners, and public entities to push boundaries and exceed expectations, continually exploring and structuring commercialization models for extending research and innovation pilots towards broader adaptation.