LouAnn C. Burnett, CBSP
LouAnn C. Burnett, MS, CBSP, is principal member of the technical staff with the International Biological and Chemical Threat group at Sandia National Laboratories and has 25 years of biorisk management experience, including nearly two decades as a biosafety officer in leading US research universities. She is a Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) and a past president of ABSA International. She has extensive experience with developing training systems including the ABSA International Principles and Practices of Biosafety 5-day course, the Global Biorisk Management Curriculum Library, and the Biorisk Management Trainer Development Program. In addition, LouAnn’s work focuses on benchmarking and improving biorisk management system performance. In 2003, LouAnn was the recipient of ABSA’s Everett Hanel, Jr. Presidential award, awarded for outstanding contributions to ABSA by promoting the field of biosafety. LouAnn has served as a member of the NRCM Biosafety Exam Development Committee, the National Academies’ Committee on a New Government-University Partnership for Science and Security, and the Policy, Ethics, and Law panel of the Southeast Regional Centers of Excellence for Emerging Diseases and Biodefense. She has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee and has authored papers on biosafety, biosecurity, and biosafety program management. In 2012, LouAnn was selected as one of the Outstanding Women at Sandia National Laboratories for contributions to the nation, the community, or to Sandia. LouAnn holds a B.S. Biology from New Mexico Tech and a M.S. Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.