Jennifer Olsen, DrPH, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI)

2021 Fellow

Dr. Jennifer Olsen, an experienced epidemiologist, serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI), which promotes the health, strength, and resilience of caregivers throughout the United States. Prior to joining RCI, Olsen managed the Ending Pandemics in Our Lifetime initiative at the Skoll Global Threats Fund – whose mission was to drive large-scale change by investing in and connecting with those dedicated to solving five of the world’s greatest threats: climate change, pandemics, water security, nuclear proliferation, and conflict in the Middle East.  Olsen also served as Fusion Division Director in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she developed and implemented an analytics platform to increase awareness and information sharing during public health emergencies. She also previously held roles with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, where she conducted modeling and simulation analysis with a focus on epidemiological scenarios. Olsen holds a B.A. in biomathematics from Rutgers University, an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from The George Washington University, and a Dr.P.H. from the University of North Carolina.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, U.S. House of Representatives; and the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs