David Malet
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Biotechnology & Security

Having served as a staffer in the office of US Senator Tom Daschle during the 2001 anthrax attacks, I am keenly interested in issues related to bioterrorism and
military applications of biotechnology. 

My book examines these policy challenges in-depth. An article examining the strategic military applications of emerging life sciences technologies can be found here:

From 2011-2014, I led a study on public risk communications following bioterrorist attacks funded by the National Homeland Security Research Center at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Products presenting data from that study include:

Bioterrorism and Local Agency Preparedness: Results from an Experimental 
Study in Risk Communication


Accountability Between Experts and the Public in Times of Risk: Results from a Public 
Communications Experiment