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Sanjana Ravi, MPH
Senior Analyst, Senior Research Associate

Global health policy infectious disease management public health & healthcare preparedness

Sanjana Ravi, MPH
Sanjana Ravi, MPH

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Professional Profile

Ms. Ravi is Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Senior Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Health Security (formerly Biosecurity and Bioterrorism) and Editor of Preparedness Pulsepoints, a weekly news brief covering federal action in health security. Her primary research interests include global health security, health systems-strengthening, responses to humanitarian crises, and intersections between health, security, and development.

Ms. Ravi’s work focuses on understanding and improving public health and healthcare responses to a range of threats. She is involved with Center projects examining national, state, and local preparedness for epidemics, response and recovery challenges associated with catastrophes, and the health security implications of emerging technologies. Ms. Ravi has also contributed to a number of the Center’s globally focused efforts. Between 2014 and 2016, she helped plan the first ever strategic dialogues on biosecurity policy between the United States and partners in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India. She has also led independent research on healthcare delivery during conflict, applications of mobile technologies and telemedicine during emergencies, the sociocultural dimensions of disease outbreaks, and connections between health security threats and development challenges.

In 2013, Ms. Ravi received a master of public health degree in infectious disease management, intervention, and community practice from the University of Pittsburgh, where her thesis explored the dynamics of blood product management during public health emergencies. She also contributed to research on nosocomial infections and public health education initiatives in Pittsburgh and served as a Global Impact Fellow with Unite for Sight in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, delivering basic eye care to underserved regions. Ms. Ravi earned a BA in biology from Saint Louis University in 2011. In 2015, she was a Fellow in the Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program.


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