Head of Health Security and Infectious Disease Policy and Advocacy

John Billington is Head of Health Security and Infectious Disease Policy and Advocacy in the global corporate government affairs department of GSK. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s policy and advocacy strategy for infectious diseases at the enterprise level, with a focus on pandemic preparedness and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  Prior to this role, John was director of science policy for the global vaccines business and director for U.S. vaccines policy before that. Before joining GSK, John was director of health policy at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). At IDSA, John served as lead subject matter expert on vaccines, antibiotics, and medical countermeasures policy. He also launched and coordinated the U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR), a national stakeholder partnership to advance U.S. and global policies and practices in response to AMR.  Earlier in his career, John was a manager in the health reform practice at Avalere Health, a health policy advisory firm. He was also a legislative fellow for health policy in the office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.  John received his Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Health from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.