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Nita Madhav

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Nita Madhav

Head of Epidemiology & Global Risk Analytics, Ginkgo Bioworks
Nita Madhav

Nita Madhav is the Head of Epidemiology & Global Risk Analytics at Concentric by Ginkgo, the biosecurity and public health unit of Ginkgo Bioworks. Previously, Nita served as Chief Executive Officer at Metabiota, a company that specialized in measuring, mitigating, and managing epidemic risk. Nita has over 15 years of experience in probabilistic modeling and risk assessment. The majority of her experience has focused on monitoring and modeling infectious disease spread and economic impacts to provide actionable insights to commercial entities, governments, and multilateral organizations. Before becoming CEO, Nita was the Vice President of Data Science at Metabiota, where she established and led the data science and modeling group. Before joining Metabiota, Nita worked as a Principal Scientist at AIR Worldwide, where she led the life and health research and modeling team. Prior to that, Nita performed hantavirus research at the Special Pathogens Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nita holds a BS in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, with distinction, from Yale University and an MSPH in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.