Featured Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity fellow: Joseph Buccina

Joseph Buccina, a senior associate on public health strategy at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, is this week's featured fellow from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity initiative.

Buccina's experience in biodefense and public health ranges from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine.

The fellow served in recent years on the DoD's Chemical Biological Defense Program 2020 Enterprise Review project and completed an assessment of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's biosecurity grant program. He also previously worked as a regional biosecurity analyst for the Veratect Corporation and an economic research at the Korean Embassy.

Buccina received an MA in international relations and economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International studies in 2007, and a BA in political science from Williams College in 2004.

The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity program was created to provide networking opportunities to young leaders in the biosecurity field. Fellows have the opportunity to interact with current leaders in both the public and private sector. Fellowship activities are designed to facilitate candid discussions about current and anticipated challenges regarding biosecurity.