CAPT Sally Hu is the Director of Small Business Science and Technology for J9 in the Defense Health Agency (DHA) of the Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, she leads the DHA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research Programs (SBIR/STTR) to stimulate high-tech innovations while meeting special research/developmental needs to support the oversight and management of a $1.7 billion/year budget. CAPT Hu also provides guidance and leadership to the DHA funded Global Health Engagement (GHE) projects that are run by a variety of domestic and international groups across DoD and beyond. Prior to her present position, CAPT Hu was a Senior Licensing and Patenting Manager at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and at the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CAPT Hu was responsible for managing patent prosecution, marketing, and licensing activities for NIDCR’s technologies as well as for NIH’s therapeutic technologies for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. During her tenure at NIH, CAPT Hu completed over 120 license agreements with numerous companies and organizations worldwide.
Moreover, CAPT Hu has led 35 deployments as the team commander of the Regional Incident Support Team-National Capital Region (RIST-NCR, Tier 1) since 2009. CAPT Hu has received over 30 U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) awards including 2 Outstanding Service Medals and 8 civilian awards for her continued and exemplary achievements for the advancement of the nation’s public health. Finally, CAPT Hu received her Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from Boston University School of Medicine and her M.B.A. from Boston University School of Management.