Senior Director for Biosecurity Solutions, Concentric by Ginkgo
Tracie is Senior Director for Biosecurity Solutions at Concentric by Ginkgo, the biosecurity and public health unit of Ginkgo Bioworks, where she leads US government-focused solutions. She is also a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee on International Talent Programs and is a nominee to serve on the NASEM Board on Higher Education and Workforce.
Prior to joining Ginkgo, Tracie spent 20 years serving in roles across the US government. Most recently Tracie was an Army Civilian working in the National Security Division of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Prior to this role, Tracie worked at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where she served as the Executive Director of the National Science and Technology Council. Tracie also served as a senior policy advisor within OSTP’s biodefense and science portfolios, specifically leading efforts on veteran suicide, brain health, and the Joint Committee on the Research Environment (JCORE). In March of 2020, Tracie was assigned to the National Response Coordination Center where among other responsibilities she established and led the COVID-19 interagency data taskforce within the Unified Coordination Group under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Director Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Prior to joining OSTP, Tracie served as the Director of Traumatic Brain Injury for the U.S. Army, and in a series of other positions at the interface of medicine, policy, and military operations within the Army Office of the Surgeon General, the Defense Health Agency, and in support of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight. Tracie also served on active duty in the Navy Nurse Corps with deployments on the USNS Comfort in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Joint Task Force Katrina.
Tracie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently a doctoral candidate, in Health Policy Management and Public Health Leadership, at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.