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Andrea Hodgson is a Program Scientist at Schmidt Futures developing and co-leading the Bioeconomy Program, an effort focused on maximizing the potential of biotechnology toward a circular bioeconomy.

 Previously, she was a senior program officer at the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She joined the Academies as a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow in 2016. During her tenure, her portfolio included work on biotechnology regulations, biosecurity, the microbiome, and environmental health. She was the study director for the 2020 consensus study report, Safeguarding the Bioeconomy.

 Andrea conducted postdoctoral training in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she also


Contact: ahodgson[at]


Publications and activities

Hodgson, A., Alper, J., Maxon, M.E. 2022. The U.S. Bioeconomy: Charting a Course for a Resilient and Competitive Future. New York, New York: Schmidt Futures.

 Frisvold GB, Moss SM, Hodgson A, Maxon ME. Understanding the U.S. Bioeconomy: A New Definition and Landscape. Sustainability. 2021; 13(4):1627.

 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Safeguarding the Bioeconomy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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