Senior director for global health security leaving the NSC

Beth Cameron, the National Security Council senior director for global health security and biodefense, is leaving her post this month after a year working in the Biden administration, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

Cameron helped formulate President Joe Biden’s international strategy for fighting Covid-19 and worked intensively on the administration’s distribution of vaccines across the world. She also worked closely with Eric Lander, the former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on a plan to improve U.S. pandemic readiness. Lander resigned Monday after POLITICO detailed reports of bullying and mistreatment of colleagues.

Cameron, who held the same NSC position from 2016 to 2017, helped author a pandemic playbook for then-President Barack Obama. The Trump White House did not use the playbook when Covid-19 emerged in the U.S. in 2020 and then-President Donald Trump eliminated Cameron’s office, moving staffers onto other NSC teams instead.

The National Security Council and USAID did not provide comment for this story.