Joseph (Joe) Thomas is a JD candidate at Georgetown University interested in the intersection of health, inequality, science, and the law. Previously, he was a senior associate on the Pew Charitable Trusts’ antibiotic resistance project, where he conducted policy research and advocated for a range of policies to tackle the rise of drug resistant infections. Joe spearheaded Pew’s development of the Shared Platform for Antibiotic Research and Knowledge, a publicly available database and suite of online analytical tools designed to facilitate information sharing and accelerate antibiotic discovery. He represented Pew at international scientific conferences and in meetings with federal agencies, Congressional staff, industry, and civil society groups. Other work has explored the potential use of Google search data to model infectious disease prevalence in India in real-time, the economics of rapid diagnostics for bacterial infections, and the genetic underpinnings of biofilm formation in mycobacteria.
Joe has bachelor’s degrees in biology and political science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MSc in Health, Population, and Society from the London School of Economics.