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COVID-19 briefing with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Taken from our COVID-19 webinar series recorded on April 1, 2020
Experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security – Dr. Tom Inglesby, Anita Cicero, Dr. Caitlin Rivers and Dr. Monica Schoch-Spana – share updates on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and help us navigate the data and understand how we can have the most impact in addressing this crisis and preparing for the next one.
Tom Inglesby, MD - Director
Dr. Inglesby is the Director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center for Health Security is dedicated to protecting people’s health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters. Dr. Inglesby is also a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a Joint Appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Inglesby's work is internationally recognised in the fields of public health preparedness, pandemic and emerging infectious disease, and prevention of and response to biological threats.
Anita Cicero, JD - Deputy Director
Ms. Cicero is the Deputy Director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a visiting faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a lawyer with over 27 years of experience. Ms. Cicero works closely with the Center Director to lead strategic and budget planning and program development. She is also an Associate Editor of the journal Health Security, the leading peer-reviewed journal in this field.
Caitlin Rivers, PhD, MPH - Senior Scholar, Assistant Professor
Dr. Rivers is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on improving epidemic preparedness and response through the use of modeling and forecasting, data standards and data sharing, and public health policy. She is currently focused on the US response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD - Senior Scholar, Senior Scientist
Dr. Schoch-Spana, a medical anthropologist, is a Senior Scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds faculty positions at the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). Her areas of expertise include community resilience to disaster, public engagement in policymaking, crisis and risk communication, and public health emergency preparedness.
- Founders Pledge has been recommending funding for pandemic preparedness for over a year - do check out our existential risk report authored by our Head of Applied Research, John Halstead.
- Take a look at our new COVID resources page, packed with giving opportunities, inspiring initiatives from our members and interesting reads.
- You can also find useful COVID-19 resources and regular updates from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security here.
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