Janet Mattson

Janet Mattson

Title: Contracting Officer, Microbiologist

Location: North Potomac, Maryland, United States

Janet Mattson, Retired Branch Chief Contracting Officer at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare.

With nearly 50 years of professional experience, Ms. Mattson retired in 2018, having been branch chief contracting officer of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute since 2012. Prior to obtaining this role, she was a contracting officer with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration from 2005 to 2012, and a contracting officer with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease from 2000 to 2005, the National Cancer Institute from 1993 to 2000, and the National Institutes of Health from 1990 to 1993.

From 1986 to 1989, Ms. Mattson was a contract specialist with the Goddard Space Flight Center, and she was a presidential management intern from 1984 to 1986. She previously served as a technical information specialist at the National Library of Medicine from 1980 to 1984, and she was a virologist at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicable Diseases and Stroke from 1975 to 1980. Earlier in her career, she was a microbiologist with Microbiologist Associates, Inc., from 1974 to 1975 and Meloy Laboratories, Inc., from 1973 to 1974, and she was a virologist with South Dakota State University from 1970 to 1973. Ms. Mattson began her career as a student at Montana State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1969. She then joined South Dakota State University, receiving a Master of Science in 1972. She continued her studies with Georgetown University, completing postgraduate coursework in 1977. She later earned a Master of Government Administration with the University of Maryland in 1984.

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