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The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security regularly engages local, national, and international media for stories and commentary on timely, highly relevant issues in the health security field. Our expertise, projects, research, and events focus on:

  • Global Health Security
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics
  • Medical and Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Deliberate Biological Threats
  • Opportunities and Risks in the Life Sciences


Recent Newsletters


Updates on the emerging novel coronavirus from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Policy, and Public Perception in the United States (CommuniVax Weekly Roundup)

This weekly newsletter pulls together news and research updates on the COVID-19 vaccines in the US. These updates are not all-inclusive, but they provide a summary of major updates impacting the US vaccine landscape. It supports CommuniVax, a research coalition convened by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Texas State University Department of Anthropology and funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Health Security Headlines

Updates on the most important news, events, developments, research, and policy in the areas that comprise health security: biosecurity and biodefense, medicine and public health, science and technology, domestic preparedness and response, government affairs and national security, and 21st century threats. Available through free subscription. Learn more about Health Security Headlines.



Outbreak Observatory

Outbreak Observatory aims to collect information on challenges and solutions associated with outbreak response and share it broadly with the public health preparedness and response communities to allow others to learn from these experiences in order to improve global outbreak response capabilities.


Our Mission

To protect people’s health from epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.