Dr. Matt Hepburn was designated the Joint Project Lead for Enabling Technologies, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense in 2019. As the CBRND JPL for Enabling Biotechnologies, Dr. Hepburn leads the integration of the essential components to develop medical solutions during crises against future threats. This mission is accomplished through developing a network of partnerships in product development, and through the evaluation and adoption of next-generation biotechnology to accelerate medical products.
In his previous assignment, he served at the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) as a program manager, from 2013-2019. Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Hepburn served as the Director of Medical Preparedness on the White House National Security Staff. Additional previous assignments included: Chief Medical Officer at a Level II medical facility in Iraq, clinical research director at the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, exchange officer to the United Kingdom and internal medicine chief of residents at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Dr. Hepburn attended Brooke Army Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship program, Fort Sam Huston, Texas. Received his Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering degrees from Duke University.
Dr. Hepburn’s awards include Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (X4) and Army Achievement Medal (X3).