Dr. Benjamin Trump is a Research Scientist for the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Lead for the Center for Engineering and Public Health (EPH). Publishing eight books and over one hundred journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Trump’s work focuses on decision making and governance of extreme uncertainty, such as emerging biotechnologies and systemic risk. From March 2020 – March 2022, Dr. Trump led ERDC’s engineering and public health analytics and communication for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. This includes a detail as a Strategic Planner for FEMA and ASPR Region I, as well as support for USACE, EUCOM, AFRICOM, INDOPACOM, the Center for Disease Control, the White House COVID Response Team, and many others. Dr. Trump was decorated for his two years of service as an emergency responder for the COVID pandemic, including citations for such as the Army Civilian Medal for Humanitarian Service and the Army Superior Civilian Service Award for hands-on work that saved many lives in his area of responsibility.