Consulting services provider Guidehouse has chosen bioinformaticist, scientist and virology expert John J. McGowan to support the firm’s health segment agenda as a director.
McGowan is a former deputy director for the science management and executive officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases within the National Institutes of Health.
McGowan worked closely with Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID director and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, for over three decades, most recently on COVID-19 emergency response efforts.
“We are excited to have Dr. McGowan joining our team of healthcare experts,” said Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre. “His leadership in government reinvention and process improvement drives really innovative operational systems, and we look forward to applying his outlook and expertise to our work with clients on widespread industry transformation.”
McGowan “will be instrumental in helping create solutions for the critical spaces where science, health, management, and leadership overlap,” said Alicia Harkness, Guidehouse partner and health segment leader.
McGowan has a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Mississippi. He has written numerous articles, abstracts and research papers for scientific journals and national publications, and presented at hundreds of scientific seminars, conferences and events.