7 May 2024

Infectious Diseases Expert, Dr. Stuart Tyner, Joins Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board

The Geneva Foundation announces the appointment of COL (Ret) Stuart Tyner, PhD, an expert in infectious diseases research, to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Tyner’s wealth of experience will further enrich Geneva’s mission to advance military medicine.

Dr. Tyner’s career spans decades of contributions to military medical research and development. He served as the former Director of the Defense Health Agency Infectious Diseases Portfolio and Director of the Military Infectious Diseases Research Program. He also served as the Chief of Staff at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. During his military career, Dr. Tyner held critical roles at all levels of leadership in microbiology, infectious diseases, and combat casualty care research across different military institutions, both overseas and in the United States. In culmination of his service, Dr. Tyner was appointed as the lead policy advisor to the U.S. Army Surgeon General in microbiology.

Dr. Tyner previously served as the Department of Defense’s Ex Officio Member of the NIAID Steering Committee and led the Infectious Diseases Portfolio for the Department of Defense’s Biomedical Community of Interest. Dr. Tyner holds an active faculty appointment at the Uniformed Services University. In addition to his professional achievements, Dr. Tyner is currently engaged in academic and professional activities, serving on multiple editorial boards. Dr. Tyner’s contributions in the military have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Legion of Merit and the Order of Military Medical Merit.

“The Geneva Foundation has been leading innovation in militarily relevant medical research for decades,” said Dr. Tyner. “I am honored to be appointed to Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board and I look forward to contributing to the great work done by the world’s leading military scientists who came before me.”

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Stuart Tyner to Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board,” said COL (Ret) Kent Kester, MD, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. “His unparalleled expertise and leadership in infectious diseases research will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts to address critical healthcare challenges faced by service members and communities worldwide.”

“The appointment of Dr. Stuart Tyner to Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board aligns with our core mission of advancing military medicine through rigorous scientific oversight and guidance. As stewards of scientific integrity, the Scientific Advisory Board plays a critical role in providing consultation to navigate complex scientific challenges,” said Geneva’s President and Chief Executive Officer Elise Huszar. “Dr. Tyner’s expertise will enrich our board’s ability to uphold the reliability and applicability of our research endeavors. His addition underscores our commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and innovation in accomplishing our mission for the benefit of service members and the communities they serve.”

Dr. Tyner is joined by existing SAB members: COL (Ret) Kent Kester, MD; COL (Ret) Janiine Babcock, MD; COL (Ret) Dallas C. Hack, MD, MPH, FACMPH; LTC (Ret) Ann Ketz, MN, PhD; Aziza Mwisongo, MD, MSc, PhD; Suzanne Schrandt, JD; and COL (Ret) Steven Svoboda, MD.

Click here to learn more about The Geneva Foundation and its Scientific Advisory Board.

Disclaimer: The views expressed do not reflect the official policy of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

COL (Ret) Stuart Tyner, PhD