Medical Intelligence with James Wilson

Season #1 Episode #3

Medial Intelligence and Crisis Management with James Wilson

Crisis. Conflict. Emergency Management Podcast

Global perspectives and conversations about international crisis, preparedness, and how to build more resilient societies in a challenging and ever-changing world. As the world moves to reduce risk to global threats, we need to recognize the vulnerabilities, connectivity, and perspectives that drive instability. Join us for international conversations addressing key challenges and risks that undermine our efforts to build more resilient societies.

This podcast is brought to you by Capacity Building International (CBI) and sponsored by The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).

Today we are joined by Dr. James Wilson. James is the CEO and Founder of M2 Medical Intelligence, Inc. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified, practicing pediatrician who specializes in operational health security intelligence, with a focus on the anticipation, detection, and warning of infectious disease crises. He has led the creation of several systems used for the anticipation and detection of infectious disease crises and disasters. Dr. Wilson was the first operations chief of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Biosurveillance Integration Center. Dr. Wilson led the private intelligence teams that provided tracking of H5N1 avian influenza as it spread from Asia to Europe and Africa, detection of vaccine drifted H3N2 influenza in 2007 and 2014, warning of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the discovery of the United Nations as the source of the 2010 cholera disaster in Haiti, warning of the COVID pandemic in December 2019, and several investigations of alleged and confirmed laboratory accidents and biological weapon deployments. Dr. Wilson is a strong advocate for effective and accountable global health security intelligence and the need for credible and balanced threat assessments.

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