Dr. Deborah L. Birx

Senior Advisor, Data Analysis and Infection Control

As a world-renowned medical expert and leader, Dr. Birx has worked across the globe to combat disease, raise awareness, and improve public health. She brings that significant expertise to Real Time, advising the company on data analysis and infectious disease symptomologies to advance its infection prevention and control solution.

Dr. Birx has spent her first career serving the United States as an Army Colonel and later ran some of the most high-profile, influential programs at the CDC and Department of State. Most recently, Dr. Birx served as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, aiding in the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2014, Dr. Birx became an Ambassador-at-Large when she assumed the role of the Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy.

Dr. Birx spent her 30-year career focused on clinical and basic immunology, infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, vaccine research, and global health. She has published more than 230 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, authored nearly a dozen chapters in scientific publications, as well as developed and patented vaccines.

She received her medical degree from the Hershey School of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, and beginning in 1980, she trained in internal medicine and basic and clinical immunology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Birx is board certified in internal medicine, allergy and immunology, and diagnostic and clinical laboratory immunology.

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