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FutureEd Senior Fellow 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.

Work by Mario Ramirez

Now is the Time to Future-Proof Schools Against Outbreaks

Covid-19 is not the first, the second, or even the third infectious disease to emerge…

School-Based Health Care is Key to Helping Student Succeed

This piece was published in The Hill. Healthy students are better learners. They…

Why We Shouldn’t Be So Certain That Schools Should Be Open

With the coronavirus surging again and state and local officials closing down communities for a…

Where the Covid-19 Vaccine Meets The Anti-Vax Movement: Schools

This commentary was originally published in The Hill. The long-simmering national debate over childhood…

Public Health and the Safe Reopening of Schools

This piece was orginally published as a commentary in Politico. The unfolding complexity of school reopening…