Project Director, Michelson Prizes
Bonnie Bender, M.P.H., is chief architect of the Human Immunome Project’s Michelson Prize outreach campaign ensuring a high-quality applicant pool of young researchers for the prestigious annual prize. She also supports various aspects of the Project’s fundraising portfolio. Bender is an independent consultant working on a wide variety of global public health issues, including HIV/AIDS, HPV elimination and maternal immunization. She has more than 20 years of experience designing and managing health research and capacity-building programs in Africa, most recently as the Africa regional director for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative based in Nairobi, Kenya. Bonnie holds a B.S. from Vassar College and an M.P.H. from Columbia University.