Director of the Nevada Medical Intelligence Center, University of Nevada-Reno
Dr. James M Wilson is the Director of the Nevada Medical Intelligence Center at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Dr. Wilson is a board-certified, practicing pediatrician who specializes in operational medical intelligence, with a focus on the anticipation, detection, and warning of infectious disease crises. He has led the creation of several of the most powerful systems in the world used for anticipation and detection of infectious disease crises and disasters.
Dr. Wilson was the first operations chief of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Biosurveillance Integration Center and worked with the Intelligence Community during the birth of formal health security intelligence in the mid-2000s.
Dr. Wilson led the private intelligence teams that provided warning of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, discovery of the United Nations as the source of the 2010 cholera disaster in Haiti, and several investigations of alleged and confirmed biological weapon deployments.
Dr. Wilson is a strong advocate for effective and accountable global health security intelligence and the need for credible and balanced threat assessments.