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Ryan Morhard, JD

Legal Analyst

Expertise: Public Health Law


Professional Profile

Mr. Morhard is a Legal Analyst at the Center for Biosecurity whose work focuses on critical biosecurity policy, nuclear preparedness policy, and related legal, governmental, and technical issues and developments.

Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Morhard worked as a law clerk and consultant for a large midwest intellectual property law firm, assisting in both client development and the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international pharmaceutical patent applications.

Mr. Morhard graduated in spring 2011 from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where his studies focused primarily on legal aspects of national security, international relations, and foreign policy. He received his BS in neuroscience and in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Pittsburgh. As an undergraduate, he researched, published, and presented on methods to improve neurological condition following emergency preservation and resuscitation procedures as well as attention deficits following traumatic brain injury.