Dr. Jordan Braunfeld was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He majored in biology at Georgetown University before returning home to obtain his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. He has been interested in influenza and other respiratory viruses since medical school. Dr. Braunfeld completed his fellowship in June 2023 and moved to LA to work with the CDC for 2 years as an EIS officer, with the plan to continue working in public health.