Mackenzie S. Moore, M.Sc.

Junior Scientist

Mackenzie S. Moore is a Junior Scientist at the Center for Global Health Science & Security. Her current work focuses on epidemic intelligence, pandemic preparedness, and response, outbreak policy tracking and analysis, and the development of evidence-based training courses and knowledge hubs. 

Mackenzie leads the Center’s Pacific Region Health Security efforts, collaborating with the Pacific Officer’s Health Association to strengthen the region’s epidemiology health workforce and health information systems. She started working with the Center as a Global Health Initiative Fellow, writing for the Georgetown Outbreak Activity Library (GOAL), an interactive online tool that identifies all activities and actors involved in outbreak response. She worked as a writer, coder, and data manager for GOAL and now serves as GOAL Project Manager. While at the Center, she has also worked on global health security governance projects, designed and piloted Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) exercises and coded and analyzed a range of pandemic policies. She has presented her work with the Center at posters and panel presentations at the Global Health Security Conference in Singapore in June 2022 and the National Tuberculosis Conference in 2023.

Mackenzie has experience serving as a global health security specialist at a number of organizations, including USAID, IOM Central America, the World Bank, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Mackenzie is a PhD candidate and Wellcome Trust Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She received a Master of Science in Global Health, specializing in Disease Control and Prevention, from Georgetown University. She was a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with highest honors and a B.A. in anthropology and was awarded the Frankenberg Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis in Critical Medical Anthropology.