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Diane Meyer, RN, MPH
Senior Analyst, Research Associate

Infectious disease epidemiology nursing public health hospital preparedness

Diane Meyer, RN, MPH
Diane Meyer, RN, MPH

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Professional Profile

Ms. Meyer is a Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research interests include health systems as they relate to global health security, disaster nursing, workforce development and training, and domestic and international outbreak response.

At the Center, Ms. Meyer contributes to several different projects that focus on health security and reducing the impacts that infectious disease outbreaks and other disasters have on populations. In 2019, she helped to organize a working group in Bangladesh in collaboration with icddr,b to develop and refine a checklist to help improve health system resilience to outbreaks and natural hazards. She is also a member of the Global Health Security Index project, which measures 195 countries’ health security capacities across 6 different indicators. She has also led 3 research efforts under the Center’s Outbreak Observatory, including an outbreak of measles in a daycare facility, an outbreak of mumps in an immigrant population, and Candida auris outbreaks in healthcare facilities in New York, Illinois, and California. Ms. Meyer has also coauthored several COVID-19 reports on nursing, the US healthcare response, and recommendations for long-term care facilities; she is also currently a coinvestigator on a COVID-19 healthcare worker support study. She is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Health Security.

Ms. Meyer is currently a full-time doctoral student in the dual PhD/DNP program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. In 2016, she received an MPH with a concentration in infectious diseases from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her capstone focused on gastrointestinal anthrax from a global public health perspective. During her period, she worked as a research assistant for the Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases and earned a certificate in public health preparedness. She also has a BA in biology from Carroll College and a BSN from Georgetown University. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a burn and trauma intensive care nurse at a level 1 trauma center in Washington, DC.


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