Dr. Erin M. Sorrell
Dr. Erin M. Sorrell is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and a member of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University.  Dr. Sorrell’s work focuses on developing partnerships across the U.S. government, international organizations, and ministries around the world to identify elements required to support health systems strengthening and laboratory capacity building for disease detection, reporting, risk assessment, and response.  Her research uses evidence-based approaches to determine gaps and identify capacities for effective global health programs and policies.  Previously Dr. Sorrell was a Senior Research Scientist at The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Prior to joining GW Erin was a senior analyst in the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction’s Biosecurity Engagement Program at the Department of State where she also worked as an American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy Fellow. Erin was a postdoctoral fellow both at Erasmus Medical Center and the University of Maryland.  Her research focused on the molecular mechanisms of influenza A virus interspecies transmission.  Erin received her MS and PhD in virology from the University of Maryland and a BS in animal science from Cornell University.