Bronwyn MacInnis

Bronwyn MacInnis, Ph.D.

Bronwyn MacInnis

Bronwyn MacInnis is director of pathogen genomic surveillance in the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she is also an institute scientist. She also co-leads the Broad’s multidisciplinary Global Health Initiative and is a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

MacInnis works to leverage and integrate the expertise and resources of these institutions to drive innovative infectious disease genomics research and to translate this into practical applications for global health. Her primary focus is on developing deployable genomic data and tools for malaria surveillance and viral outbreak response, and building local capacity to integrate these into routine practice in lower resource countries. She also serves as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization to develop genomic data use cases and data sharing guidelines for their global pandemic preparedness strategy.

Prior to joining the Broad Institute, MacInnis was a senior program manager at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the UK, where she co-led the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN), a global data sharing community aimed at translating genome science into tools for malaria control and elimination.

MacInnis completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in Canada, and was a Human Frontiers in Science Program Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.

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March 2021