Jaclyn Levy is the Director of Science and Research Policy at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), where she oversees a broad portfolio of health policy areas including biomedical research, diagnostics, precision medicine, and antimicrobial resistance. In addition to advancing U.S. and global policy work to combat infectious disease issues, Jaclyn has driven COVID-19 planning and response efforts by advancing the development of evidence-based testing recommendations, participating in industry webinars, and facilitating subject matter expert coordination with media and government agencies.
Prior to joining IDSA, Jaclyn worked as a biosecurity analyst for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; an editor for the Public Library of Science; and a consultant for trade associations and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She is an active member of the 500 Women Scientists Washington DC chapter, where she leads policy & advocacy training workshops for students and early career scientists. Jaclyn received her undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and holds an M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University. She has authored numerous publications on global health security, molecular diagnostics, and biomedical research.