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The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security works to protect people’s health from epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.

Our Work: The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security explores how new policy approaches, scientific advances, and technological innovations can strengthen health security and save lives. Our research focuses on improving organizations, systems, and tools to prevent and respond to outbreaks and other public health crises. We advance policies and practice addressing a range of challenges, including the global rise in emerging infectious diseases, a continued risk of pandemic flu, major natural disasters, and the potential for biological accidents or intentional threats. Interdisciplinary and international collaborations with other experts and policymakers improve and inform our work.

The Center conducts independent research and analysis, and our work is supported by government and foundations. We do this work through the combined talents of our scholars in science, medicine, public health, law, social sciences, economics, and national security. We help connect diverse and international communities of health and science experts, industry leaders, and government officials to strengthen health security.


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Center Leaders

Tom Inglesby
Tom Inglesby, MD
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Anita Cicero
Anita Cicero, JD
Deputy Director
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Founding Director

D. A. Henderson
D. A. Henderson, MD, MPH