Today we welcome back to the show Dena Grayson, MD, PhD. She is a physician, researcher, and expert on Ebola and other viral pandemic threats. Her biomedical research has focused on the development of new medicines to treat serious diseases including cancer, Ebola, Yellow Fever, and rare genetic diseases, and FDA-approved medicines for high cholesterol and hereditary angioedema. In 2016, she ran as a Democrat to represent Florida’s 9th Congressional district.
Dr. Grayson’s insightful commentary regarding the deadly Coronavirus pandemic has been featured on FOX News, BBC World News, Sky News, Sinclair, PBS, and other national and local affiliates and in the Boston Globe, and she has been cited in publications by The New York Times, Associated Press, Fortune, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Time, Vox, Business Insider, and other leading news organizations. Dr. Grayson has also made appearances on Dr. Phil and The Doctors.
Her commentary and videos on Coronavirus have become a trending topic amongst her more than 275,000 influential Twitter followers, averaging 5 million impressions per day.
Dr. Grayson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors), and her M.D. (Alpha Omega Alpha) and Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular cell biology from the Washington University in St. Louis. Born and raised in a small Florida beach town, she is the first female member of her family to graduate from college.