Anke Richter is an associate professor at the Defense Resources Management Institute of the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Richter was previously a director of health outcomes at RTI-Health Solutions, RTI International. Her research interests include resource allocation for epidemic control, disease modeling and economic impact assessment, bio terrorism and public health preparedness. Dr. Richter has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology,PharmacoEconomics, Medical Decision Making, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Emergency Management and Interfaces. She received her PhD in operations research from Stanford University.