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 06/01/22

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

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)
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases program
Celsius Therapeutics

Stacy A. Kahn, MD
Attending Physician | Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Director, FMT and Microbial Therapeutics Program
Boston Children’s Hospital

Nicole Mahoney, PhD
Executive Director, US Regulatory Policy and Intelligence
Novartis

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

Malavika Tampi, MPH
Guideline Specialist, Clinical Policy
Infectious Diseases Society of America

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