Mario Ramirez is managing director of Opportunity Labs. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his training and fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and served as an emergency medicine physician and flight surgeon. After his service, Ramirez was a White House fellow and concurrently served as the acting director for the Office of Pandemic and Emerging Threats, providing advise on international issues of emerging concern including Ebola and MERS-CoV, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic influenza, dual use research of concern/synthetic biology, and biosecurity/biosafety. Additionally, Ramirez was an attending clinical physician in the emergency department at Sibley Memorial Hospital (Johns Hopkins University) and has since held roles as both medical director and medical advisor for several healthcare companies.