Capt. Sally Hu

Director, DHA Technology Transfer

Defense Health Agency

CAPT Sally Hu is the Director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Technology Transfer (T2) Office, Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, she leads to establish the DHA T2 office with the responsibilities to formulate, direct and execute the overall DHA T2 long/short-term strategies and goals/objectives. Prior to her present position, CAPT Hu served as the Director of the DHA Small Business Science and Technology office by leading the DHA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research Programs 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 provided guidance and leadership to DHA-funded Global Health Engagement projects run by a variety of domestic and international groups across DoD and beyond. Before she joined DHA in 2016, 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 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 infection. During her tenure at NIH, CAPT Hu completed over 120 license agreements with numerous companies and organizations worldwide. Moreover, CAPT Hu has led more than 40 deployments as the team commander of the Regional Incident Support Team-National Capital Region since 2009. CAPT Hu has received over 30 U.S. Public Health Service 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.