Jeff Barrett, PhD, FCPHead, Quantitative Sciences at Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, USA
Dr. Jeff Barrett is Head of Quantitative Sciences at the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute (MRI). In this role he is responsible for implementing model-based drug development and employing PK/PD modeling, statistics, and clinical trial simulations to advance the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines to treat malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and enteric diarrheal disease (EDD). Jeff provides support for other Institute efforts requiring development/quantitative support including vector control, diagnostics, and product development. He engages and leads the Global Health ecosystem in the promotion of Open Science policies to create a collaborative for data and model sharing. Prior to MRI, he was Vice President, Global Head of Translational Informatics at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Sanofi, Jeff spent 10+ years at the University of Pennsylvania where he was Professor, Pediatrics and Director, Laboratory for Applied PK/PD at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Jeff received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics from University of Michigan.