In developing its COVID-19 Scenarios Project, the ISC has consulted with both the WHO and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The Council has established a multidisciplinary Oversight Panel, including world experts in relevant disciplines, to work with a technical team to produce the scenario map.

Oversight Panel

Oversight Panel

Prof Salim Abdool Karim

(South Africa and ISC Vice President)

Prof Geoffrey Boulton

(ISC Governing Board member)

Prof Craig Calhoun

(United States)

Prof George Gao


Sir Peter Gluckman

(ISC President)

Prof Eric Goosby

(United States)

Prof Elizabeth Jelin


Mr Chor Pharn Lee


Prof Peter Piot

(UK, Belgium)

Prof Lucia Reisch


Sir David Skegg

(New Zealand)

Ian Goldin

Prof Ian Goldin

(United Kingdom)


Ms Mami Mizutori

Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR

Dr Soumya Swaminathan

WHO Chief Scientist

ISC Secretariat

Mathieu Denis

Acting CEO and Science Director

Alison Meston

Communications Director

David Kaplan

Senior Research Specialist

Nick Ishmael-Perkins

Senior Consultant

Photo of James Waddell

James Waddell

Junior Communications Officer


Inès Hassan

Project lead
Phase I

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