Miriam Lipton is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Science program at Oregon State University. Lipton has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oregon and an M.S. from Georgetown University. Some of her professional accomplishments include working for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland; the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia; and World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila, Philippines. Her areas of focus/research include risk management, malaria control, neglected tropical diseases, the Soviet Union, the Cold War, bacteriophages, antibiotics, chemical and biological weapons, and environmental history.