Mario Ramierez, MD

August 2, 2022 / Share:

Dr. Mario Ramirez counsels private sector and non-profit clients  impacted by COVID-19 on policy and regulations related to the  pandemic response. As a physician with significant corporate and  government experience, hands-on clinical knowledge and extensive  contacts in the Biden-Harris administration, Mario is an invaluable asset  to clients seeking the perspective of a medical expert as they navigate  legal and policy issues, scientific findings and business decisions  related to COVID-19. Additionally, Mario has considerable experience  advising clients in venture capital, health security and public health  fields and working in and with the federal government, medical centers,  startups, education, and the medical and scientific communities. 

Mario currently serves as the managing director of Opportunity Labs, a  management consulting firm working across the education, health care  and housing sectors to catalyze opportunity development for  disadvantaged Americans. He is also a FutureEd senior fellow at  Georgetown University, an assistant clinical professor in emergency  medicine at Vanderbilt University and the chief medical officer for Affirm  Health, Inc., a growing organization that delivers software solutions and  partners with medical professionals to effectively and efficiently monitor  subscription drug use and combat prescription drug abuse.  

During the Obama administration, Mario concurrently served as a  White House Fellow for Health and Human Services (HHS), assigned  directly to Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and acting director of the HHS  Office of Global Affairs Office of Pandemic and Emerging Threats. In  these roles, he advised on international issues of emerging concern,  including Ebola, MERS, pandemic influenza, dual-use research of  concern, synthetic biology, biosecurity and antimicrobial resistance. As  a leader under Secretary Burwell, Mario served as an HHS interface to

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