Dr. Modrow joined the Ft Detrick Alliance Board of Directors in January 2012. Currently, he works at Leidos (formerly SAIC) in Frederick as a Senior Scientist. While at Leidos (formerly SAIC), Dr. Modrow has served in numerous positions including the Chief of Staff and Scientific Advisor to the Director of the DHS National Biothreat Analysis and Characterization Center. He has also served as a member of the SAIC corporate Scientific, Technical, and Engineering Advisory Committee. This program serves as a support mechanism to assist other SAIC staff in finding volunteer opportunities in middle and high school STEM education programs. He personally serves as an advisor to the Glenelg Country School FIRST robotic team.
Dr. Modrow retired from the Army in 2005 after serving 22 years of active duty. During that time he held a number of positions, primarily in the areas of medical chemical defense and medical product development. He is the former Deputy Commander of the US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity and the first DoD Board selected Product Manager for the Medical Identification and Treatment Systems Product Management Office. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq as a part of a US Special Operations Command team to oversee the deployment and use of a unique hemostatic dressing for use by Special Operations teams on the battlefield. This bandage was developed under his leadership at USAMMDA and approved for emergency battlefield use by the FDA at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Psychology from Hope College, Dr. Modrow received a Masters degree in Biopsychology from Binghamton University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. He belongs to a number of scientific societies. He has published over 70 articles in scientific and military publications.
Dr. Modrow has lived in Walkersville for the last 16 years. He is a former Board member of the Banner School in Frederick.