Dr Jason Roos

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Coordination Operations and Response Element (H-CORE)
Deputy AssistaDeputy Assistant Secretary, Director
2023 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

Dr. Jason Roos is the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Director for the Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) Coordination Operations and Response Element (H-CORE). In
this role he is responsible for synchronizing the development, production, and distribution
of effective COVID-19 medical countermeasures on accelerated timelines and to achieve
the Secretary’s department-wide operational objectives during this pandemic and for any
future disease outbreaks. He is also responsible for integrating medical and public health
lessons learned into existing emergency response frameworks to improve national
readiness for, and response to, public health emergencies. Dr. Roos collaborates with
partners across the U.S. government, Congress, industry, and academia to achieve these

Dr. Roos previously served as the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nuclear Defense where he led the development of capabilities to protect
U.S. warfighters from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats.
Dr. Roos held numerous management positions within the JPEO-CBRND, leading
innovation and reform in CBRN defense acquisition. He was the Director of the
Biosurveillance Management Office (BMO), managing a portfolio of programs to field
capabilities to enable early detection and warning of global health threats. Prior to the
BMO, Dr. Roos led the Joint Product Management Office for Biosurveillance – Provisional
where he conducted total life cycle management of the Joint Biological Agent Identification
and Diagnostic System, the Next Generation Diagnostic System, and the Critical Reagents

Dr. Roos holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross;
a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine; and a Master of Science in National Resource
Strategy from The Eisenhower School at National Defense University. He is a Certified
Acquisition Professional. Dr. Roos’s awards include a Presidential Commendation in
Recognition of Exceptional Efforts on Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. Army Meritorious
Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army
Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Civilian
Service, and Special Act Awards.

Dr. Roos enjoys spending time with his wife, Brianne, and two daughters, Deirdre and