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louissaint-nicolette04mfNicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Healthcare Ready

As a scientist with policy experience, Nicolette Louissaint, executive director of Healthcare Ready, has worked to stop infectious disease outbreaks, including HIV and Ebola.

In her research, Louissaint developed methods to prove pre-exposure prophylaxis could prevent HIV transmission. She also served the federal government to galvanize an international response to the stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

In addition to her work, Louissaint mentors a Morgan State University student.

“I believe that health and wellness is at the foundation of any society. To that end, I am committed to creating a society where health is integrated into all policies. … My organization focuses on health resilience and ensuring that patients have access to health care, especially during disasters and disease outbreaks, the moments when health care would be most crucial I am passionate about working across organizations and sectors to create health resilience that benefits entire communities, so that our communities are sufficiently prepared and protected before moments of crisis.”

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