Kendall Hoyt

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine
Lecturer, Thayer School of Engineering

Kendall Hoyt is an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College where she teaches courses on technology and biosecurity. She serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Department of Defense’s Programs to Counter Biological Threats and on the advisory board of the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. For the 2015-16 academic year, she is a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex, a Cybersecurity Fellow at New America, and an OpEd Project Public Voices Fellow.

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Kendall Hoyt received her Ph.D. in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 and was a Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government from 2002-2005.  Prior to obtaining her degree, she worked in the International Security and International Affairs division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Washington DC office of McKinsey and Company, and the Center for the Management of Innovation and Technology at the National University of Singapore. 

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Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. Duke University

Selected publications

Long Shot: Vaccines for National Defense, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012).

Vaccines Weren’t Ready for Ebola. We Can Do Better,” Wired, August 27, 2015.

How World War II Spurred Vaccine Innovation,” The Conversation, May 8, 2015.

Medical Countermeasures and Security,” The Routledge Handbook of Health Security, (Simon Rushton and Jeremy Youde, eds.) Routledge, 2015.

Ebola is Bad. But Flu is Worse,” Politico, Oct 7, 2014.

Vaccine Innovation; Lessons from World War II,” Journal of Public Health Policy, Volume 1, Issue 27 (Spring 2006), pp. 35-57.

Bird Flu Won’t Wait,” New York Times, March 3, 2006.

Selected works and activities

Member of the Global Health Security Initiative of the Dickey Center

The John Sloan Dickey Center