Dr. Anna Kushnir
Dr. Anna Kushnir, Vice President for Life Sciences at Strategic Marketing Innovations, supports SMI’s robust portfolio of clients in medical technology. Prior to SMI, Dr. Kushnir served as the Director of Biosurveillance Programs and Business Development Coordinator for Gryphon Scientific, a research and analysis company that provides technical support to the federal government. Dr. Kushnir led efforts including technology foraging and assessment, literature review and analysis, as well as modeling of preparedness and response strategies to intentional and natural disease outbreaks on behalf of a range of federal clients. Dr. Kushnir also assisted small businesses in acquiring non-dilutive federal funds for research and development. Dr. Kushnir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University.