The DRIVe Team

The DRIVe Team of dedicated scientists and entrepreneurs have embraced the challenge of changing how the government approaches the nation’s big health challenges. They work to build an ecosystem of restless innovators who offer solutions to those national health challenges, to health security threats, or to mitigate the damages and loss of life associated with catastrophic events. Meet the DRIVe team



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Sandeep Patel

DRIVe Director

Sandeep currently serves as the Director of BARDA’s new Division of Research, Ventures, and Innovation (DRIVe)...

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Donna Boston

Program Manager

Donna Boston, engineer/interdisciplinary scientist, is a Program Manager with BARDA’s...

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Justin Yang

Director DRIVe Interface Office

Justin Yang is the new Director of the DRIVe Interface Office, for which he has served in an acting role since 2018...

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Matt McCord

Head of Partnering

Matthew McCord serves as the Head of Partnering for DRIVe where he is responsible for developing innovative business...

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Kim Sciarretta

Program Manager

Kimberly Sciarretta, PhD is the Solving Sepsis Program Manager within the Division of Research Innovation...

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Seila Selimovic

Program Manager

Šeila Selimović, PhD serves as a Biologist / Program Manager in the Biomedical Advanced Research and...

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DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) was established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).