Gardiner Harris is a consultant for the Rockefeller Foundation and others engaged in the response against Covid-19. He helped write the plans for Covid-19 testing and school reopening that the Biden administration adapted for the country.

Previously, he spent 16 years at The New York Times covering the White House, international diplomacy, South Asia, public health, and the pharmaceutical industry. Before joining The Times in 2003, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Before joining The Journal, he was the Appalachian reporter for The Courier-Journal of Louisville, KY, from 1995 to 1998 and that paper's police reporter from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Harris attended two high schools, Princeton High School in Princeton, NJ, a public school, and Trinity School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, which is private. In Princeton, he played football, and at Trinity was captain of the swimming team; he sang in the choir and was active in theater at both schools. Mr. Harris graduated from Yale University and currently lives in Chevy Chase, MD. He has a wife and two children.