Luciana Borio

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Luciana Borio
Luciana Borio official portrait.jpg
Assistant Commissioner of FDA for Counterterrorism Policy
Assumed office
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Boris Lushniak
Personal details
Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alma mater George Washington University

Luciana Borio is an American physician and medical/public health administrator. She currently serves as the Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism Policy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Director of FDA's Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats.[1]

Prior to joining FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in 2008, Borio was senior associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (2003-2008). Borio served at the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an advisor on biodefense programs (2001 to 2008), where she implemented and managed mathematical modeling projects to assess the health effects of bioterrorism on civilians and to inform medical countermeasures procurement activities for the Office of Preparedness and Response.[2]

Borio obtained her MD in 1996 from George Washington University. She completed residency in 1999 in internal medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and subsequently completed a combined fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University and critical care medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Borio continues to practice medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.[3]


  1. ^ "Meet Luciana Borio, M.D., Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism Policy". U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Luciana Borio: Faces Behind MCMi". U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Luciana Borio, MD". WebMD. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 

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