Richard Hatchett


Richard J. Hatchett, MD, is Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a partnership of public, private, philanthropic and civil organizations that finances and co-ordinates the development of (1) vaccines against Ebola, MERS, Lassa fever and other high priority public health threats; and (2) technology platforms to allow the rapid development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases with pandemic potential such as COVID-19.  Dr. Hatchett was previously the acting Director of the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and served as Director of Medical Preparedness Policy on the Homeland and National Security Councils under Presidents Bush and Obama, respectively.  He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt and completed clinical training in internal medicine and medical oncology at Cornell and Duke.