John J. McGowan, PhD, is a director at Guidehouse in its Health segment, delivering synergies between its public and commercial healthcare organizations. He is the former deputy director for Science Management and Executive Officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. McGowan, who worked at the NIH for 34 years, is a widely recognized scientist and informaticist trained in molecular biology and virology. He worked closely with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, NIAID director and chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, for more than three decades, most recently on COVID-19 emergency response efforts. He is an expert in NIH extramural policies and program operations who is skilled in managing complex issues.