Former Staff

H. Eckles

Senior Program Officer, Global Biological Policy and Programs


Jacob Eckles served as a senior program officer for NTI’s Global Biological Policy and Programs team (NTI | bio). In this role, he lead efforts to increase global action on biosecurity through the Global Biosecurity Dialogue, as well as advance NTI | bio efforts to improve global preparedness for pandemic threats and increase health security financing.

Prior to joining NTI, Eckles served as a global health officer in the Office of Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has served as a U.S. delegate to the World Health Assembly and has extensive experience working with multilateral institutions and partnerships.

Eckles holds a M.P.H. in Global Health Policy from the George Washington University, where he focused in global health security and public health in humanitarian emergencies. He also holds a B.S. in Political Science from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Preventing Global Catastrophic Biological Risks


Preventing Global Catastrophic Biological Risks

NTI | bio convened senior leaders from around the world for a scenario-based tabletop exercise designed to identify gaps in global capabilities to prevent and respond to high-consequence biological events.



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