Dr. Mitchell Wolfe

Vice President of Global Engagement and Governance at Ginkgo Biosecurity

Mitch Wolfe, MD, MPH, RDML (ret.), USPHS, is Vice President of Global Engagement and Governance at Ginkgo Biosecurity.

Dr. Wolfe, a medical epidemiologist, has guided strategies for national and global public health systems for over 25 years. He recently served as global public health consultant for multiple organizations, and previous to that was the Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he led global strategy for the agency.

He has previously served in critical global health leadership roles, including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and CDC Country Director in Thailand and Vietnam. In 2020, he retired from the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service at the rank of Rear Admiral.

Dr. Wolfe holds a Medical Doctorate from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and his Master of Public Health degree from University of California, Berkeley.


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