In 1999 Matthew co-founded the DoD funded USF Center for Biological Defense. He was on the front line during the 2001 anthrax mailings and has served on numerous emergency management teams. Matthew is highly skilled in epidemiological principles as they apply to public health, biodefense research, policy development, and design/construction of high-containment laboratories.  With over 18 years of biodefense and infection control experience, Matthew will be leading initiatives in the entertainment and travel industries.