Biography: Gerald L. Epstein

Dr. Epstein is a Senior Fellow for Science and Security in the Homeland Security Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). He is also an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Prior to joining CSIS in 2003, Dr. Epstein held positions at the Institute for Defense Analysis, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Throughout his career, he has focused on science and security issues, including counter-terrorism, nonproliferation, missile defense and export controls.

Dr. Epstein holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Biological Threats Panel of the National Academies’ Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and serves on the editorial board for the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism.