Dr. Morrow has demonstrated a career working across stakeholders to foster engagement, create strategic vision and build consensus including development of standards on a range of technical programs and public policy areas including national security, environmental health, public health and safety and law enforcement. She has mobilized research and policy expertise to address dynamic technical and policy challenges presented by the biosurveillance and biological threat response communities. Working across the federal agencies, industry and academia, she has assessed data and research needs and knowledge gaps to enable confident decision-making founded on scientific evidence for response to Anthrax, Ebola, SARS-CoV-2 and applied these same principles to the analytical characterization of the opioid epidemic. Dr. Morrow formerly led national science and technology (S&T) strategic policy development as the Executive Director of the National Science and Technology Council in the Executive Office of the President during the Obama Administration. Prior to that position she led biothreat response and metrology for biological science programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her research efforts have resulted in 45 peer-reviewed articles, reports and standards; over 200 technical presentations and operational exercises. Recently, to enhance the response to COVID-19, Dr. Morrow partnered with motivated volunteers to form a non-profit IBEC, and hosted the CLEAN2020 Summit, to bring together leaders from business, policy, standards development, science and engineering to better understand current knowledge and identify opportunities to work together to control viral transmission in the built environment. These efforts continue to help translate the research, standards and guidance into practice. She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Research and Economic Development at Montana State University where she is working to develop stronger connections between science, technology and research among academia, industry and government agencies. She has a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering with a specialty in molecular and microbiology from the University of Connecticut.  

Kenneth Martinez is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Engineer with experience in leading and conducting large-scale research, managing programs in occupational safety and health, and emergency response, and creating and teaching professional development courses. He brings 33 years of CDC expertise in hazardous agent exposure characterization and mitigation control practices in the manufacturing and healthcare industry. Kenneth is a recognized subject matter expert in biological agents including infectious disease and bioterrorism agents. Over a nine-year period for CDC, he served in numerous emergency response field leadership roles including the World Trade Center collapse, anthrax, SARS, multi-drug resistant TB, hurricane emergency responses (Katrina and Wilma) and the Deep-Water Horizon oil spill. As a subject matter expert on biological threat agents, he also provided counsel and leadership to senior management of other federal agencies including providing testimony before a congressional sub-committee on Capitol Hill, presenting before senior leaders of the OSTP, GAO, USPS, DHS, EPA, and FBI, and serving on a CDC team tasked to provide responses and a strategic plan to the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). During 2009, the H1N1 pandemic, he coordinated and directed education through media communication to over 600 Cincinnati NIOSH staff. His research efforts in bioaerosols have resulted in 38 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 32 NIOSH technical reports, over 100 technical presentations at scientific meetings, and courses on bioaerosols targeted at the local, state, and national level. From 2013 to 2020, he supported DHS as a contractor for a national airborne biodetection system serving as a Jurisdictional Coordinator for two jurisdictions, as an Environmental Assessment (EA) team lead and as a Field Operations team lead. Subsequently, he provided contract support to FEMA CBRN and FDA. He currently serves as a Senior Critical Infrastructure analyst for Idaho National Laboratory and concurrently operates as an executive officer for a non-profit created to provide support of COVID-19 pandemic response efforts nationally.