Jason Matheny

Director, IARPA

Dr. Jason Matheny became IARPA’s director in 2015, after serving as a program manager, associate office director, and office director. Before IARPA, he worked at Oxford University, the World Bank, the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Center for Biosecurity and Princeton University, and is the cofounder of two biotechnology companies. His research has been published in Nature , Nature Biotechnology, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Risk Analysis, Tissue Engineering, and the World Health Organization’s Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, among others. His research has been profiled in the New York Times’ annual “Ideas of the Year,” Discover Magazine’s “Top Science Stories of the Year,” as well as NOVA, Scientific American, and The Economist. Dr. Matheny holds a doctorate in applied economics from Johns Hopkins, a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins, a master’s in business administration from Duke, and a bachelor’s from the University of Chicago. He received the Intelligence Community’s Award for Individual Achievement in Science and Technology.


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