The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of researchers and healthcare providers who work in close collaboration with PLF on an array of projects, including:

  • Ensuring the medical and scientific accuracy of our education and awareness raising materials,
  • that PLF is advocating for policies that are in keeping with clinical and scientific best practices,
  • and connecting PLF with collaborating entities and other leaders in the field.


Member Roster*
Updated 08/19/20

Teena Chopra MD, MPH
Professor, Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University
Corporate Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology and Antibiotic Stewardship DMC and WSU
Director of Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection prevention, Vibra Hospital

Elizabeth Dodds Ashely, PharmD, MHS
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine; Director of Operations, Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network (DASON)
Duke University

Erik Dubberke, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Clinical Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Daniel Freedberg, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Debra A. Goff, PharmD, FCCP
Associate Professor – Pharmacy Practice and Science
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Bruce E. Hirsch, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Hofstra/Northwell Zucker School of Medicine

Gerard Honig, PhD (committee secretary)
Associate Director, Research Innovation
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Randy Longman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine & Director, Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Weill Cornell School of Medicine

Nicole Mahoney, PhD
Senior Director of Regulatory Policy
Flatiron Health

L. Clifford McDonald, MD
Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity, Prevention and Response Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Norman Moore, PhD
Director of Scientific Affairs, Infectious Disease
Abbott Rapid Diagnostics

*Affiliations are for identification purposes only. SAC members do not play a role in the governance of PLF.