About us Team member

Josh Wentzel

Senior Advisor

Josh Wentzel is the Assistant Director of the Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness Policy Program at the Scowcroft Institute, a think tank housed at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service.​ Based in Washington, DC, Josh has six years of experience working in Congress, where he spent time in both chambers, working in a House personal office and as minority staff on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee. During the COVID-19 pandemic response, Josh worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working closely with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on distribution of COVID-19 medical countermeasures, daily situational awareness reports, and ASPR testimony to Congress and communication with State and Local governments.