Senior Program Officer

Colleen Woods serves as a senior program officer in MVI's Research and Development Unit.

Prior to joining MVI, Colleen served on active duty for three years in the US Navy Medical Service Corps. As a Navy microbiologist, she headed the enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Immunology Laboratory at the Naval Medical Research Center. In this position, she served as principal investigator for the Military Infectious Disease Research Program protocol, as associate investigator for a protocol funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and as associate investigator for several Phase 1 and 2 human clinical trials for ETEC vaccines. Colleen was previously employed at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Immunization Research, Department of International Health, where she managed laboratory activities, study planning, and implementation in support of Phase 1, 2, and 3 human clinical vaccine trials for various infectious disease agents, including ETEC, Shigella, anthrax, and HIV.

Colleen received her PhD in international health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and also holds a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in environmental health from Virginia Commonwealth University.