Roger Y. Dodd, Ph.D, is an internationally acclaimed leader in the field of transfusion medicine and has significant experience and expertise in the area of biomedical research and development. Dr. Dodd recently retired as Vice President, Biomedical Research and Development at the Jerome H. Holland Laboratories of the American Red Cross. His tenure with the American Red Cross extended for more than 40 years. Dr. Dodd was responsible for American Red Cross research programs supporting its blood program. He has more than 175 publications and has edited three books on transfusion transmitted infections. He has been an Advisor to the World Health Organization and he serves on the editorial boards of Transfusion and Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Dodd is a past-president of the American Association of Blood Banks and currently serves on the Board of International Society of Blood Transfusion as Secretary General. He has received the Morten Grove-Rasmussen and Emily Cooley Memorial Awards from the AABB; a Tiffany Award from the American Red Cross; and the John Snow award from the American Public Health Association. Dr. Dodd holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield (England).

DR. Dodd earned a Ph.D. in Immunology from George Washington University.