Biological risk management Consulting

Creating high reliability Organization management expertise


Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and teaches three graduate courses on Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Terrorist Emergencies. In 2014 he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in teaching. He is the Director of Global Disaster Response for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine program at the Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Macgregor-Skinner was invited by and funded by the Nigerian Government to lead a team from the Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation to conduct seminars and training workshops and establish Hospital Ebola Isolation Suites. At the invitation of US State Departments of Health and hospitals, he has conducted onsite biological risk management assessments for highly infectious diseases including Ebola and seminars and workshops at hospitals in the States of California, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Tennessee, including Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He had three trips to West Africa for U.S. Government Agencies and United Nations Agencies treating Ebola patients and implementing whole community approaches in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. He has provided expert opinions on Ebola in TV interviews on CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, C-SPAN, Canada CTV, Australia ABC that are available at 

Dr. Macgregor-Skinner has degrees in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Queensland, Australia, a master of science in emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases from the University of London, England, and a master of public health in epidemiology and international health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. He is also a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in England. His passion is engaging networks of experts who share knowledge and experiences to increase the global understanding of risk and preparedness, cultures of safety, and high reliability organization.

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Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital Faculty

Penn State University Faculty