Stephen Gire, MPH


My interests and skill set span myriad disciplines from virology and public health to iterative design and photography. My focus lies broadly within the global public health sector, specializing in infectious diseases, diagnostic design and implementation, laboratory training and infrastructure building, as well as innovation design in resource-poor settings.

Employment History

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Research Scientist
June 2011- Present

Implementation of genomic and evolutionary research studies in rural Africa

USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, MD
Laboratory Consultant
September 2008- June 2011

Management of rural laboratories in Africa and consultant for research design and diagnostic implementation

Whitehead Institute, Boston, MA
Research Manager
July 2008-October 2009

Implementation of novel technologies in resource poor areas for the study of Monkeypox infection in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Laboratory Technician
February 2005-June 2008

Microbiology Lab Technician assisting in research involving cell death pathways during development.


Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship  2008-2011 Biodefense Consultant

Columbia University
  • MPH  2007: Health Policy and Management

Colorado State University 
  • BS 2004: Biological Science and Neuroanatomy

Volunteer Work

Congo Medical Relief: Co-founder

Faith Alive Foundation: Project Coordinator

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