Michael Callahan

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Member ofRhodes Scholar/1991
Interests • Zika
• Ebola
• COVID-19
Infectious diseases scientist. CEO and co-founder of the Zika Foundation, "DARPA's man in Wuhan". Co-authored papers about Zika with Robert Malone and Jill Glasspool-Malone

Dr. Michael Callahan is an American infectious diseases scientist whom Raul Diego summarised as "DARPA's man in Wuhan".[1]

He is a staff physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and a clinical subject matter expert for international clinical trials for the Assistant Secretary of Public Health Preparedness (ASPR) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).[2]


Callahan was recruited in 2004 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to run their $260M Accelerated Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals program dealing with pandemics and microbial resistance.


Callahan acted as CEO and co-founder of the Zika Foundation.[3]

In March 2014, Callahan co-authored a paper describing development of medical countermeasures to the Zika virus alongside Robert Malone and Jill Glasspool-Malone, and others.[4]

He published a followup study in August 2016 titled Zika Fetal Neuropathogenesis: Etiology of a Viral Syndrome, again with the Malones.[5]

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  1. https://unlimitedhangout.com/2020/07/investigative-reports/darpas-man-in-wuhan/
  2. Michael Callahan. Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center. Retrieved March 2, 2023, from https://web.archive.org/web/20230302083941/https://advancingcures.org/vic-management-michael-callahan/
  3. Our Team. Zika Foundation. Retrieved July 18, 2016, from https://web.archive.org/web/20160718194206/http://zikafoundation.org/our-team/
  4. Malone, R. W., Homan, J., Callahan, M. V., Glasspool-Malone, J., Damodaran, L., Schneider, A. D. B., Zimler, R., Talton, J., Cobb, R. R., Ruzic, I., Smith-Gagen, J., Janies, D., & Wilson, J. (2016). Zika Virus: Medical Countermeasure Development Challenges. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(3), e0004530. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004530
  5. Klase, Z. A., Khakhina, S., Schneider, A. D. B., Callahan, M. V., Glasspool-Malone, J., & Malone, R. (2016). Zika Fetal Neuropathogenesis: Etiology of a Viral Syndrome. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(8), e0004877. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004877