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Raj Panjabi

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Raj Panjabi

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense, National Security Council, The White House
Raj Panjabi

Dr. Raj Panjabi is a global leader in public health, national security, pandemic and biodefense policy, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

Panjabi is Special Assistant to President Biden and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House National Security Council. As the President’s top health security and biodefense advisor, he works with the National Security Advisor to execute federal policy to prepare for and respond to epidemics, pandemics and biological threats. 


Dr. Panjabi served as the President’s Malaria Coordinator at USAID, where he led the President's Malaria Initiative, which protects hundreds of millions of people at risk of malaria globally. He was an Advisor to President Sirleaf at the World Health Organization’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. Between 2007-2021, Panjabi co-founded and served as CEO of Last Mile Health. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School. 


Panjabi was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare, and one of Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. He received the TED Prize, Clinton Global Citizen Award, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Economic Forum.