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Marc Trotochaud, MSPH
Senior Analyst, Research Associate

Health communication and health education public health emergency preparedness addressing misinformation impact of a changing climate on human health

Marc Trotochaud, MSPH
Marc Trotochaud, MSPH

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Professional Profile

Mr. Trotochaud is a Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His primary training is in health communication and health education, and his interests include addressing health-related misinformation and disinformation, public health emergency preparedness, and the impacts of a changing climate on human health.

Since joining the Center in 2018, Mr. Trotochaud has worked on a wide array of projects, ranging from the management of a crowdsourcing disease outbreak prediction platform to researching ways to safeguard and advance the US bioeconomy. Mr. Trotochaud also is a member of a team that has conducted research on misinformation distributed during both the 2014 West Africa Ebola epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Trotochaud assisted in managing the CommuniVax Coalition, acting as a liaison for local research teams across the United States and contributing to cross-cutting reports. Additionally, in the fall of 2020, Mr. Trotochaud helped launch and manage the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Security, an educational initiative to inform policymakers about pressing issues in health security.

In addition to his research work, Mr. Trotochaud assists with the Center’s external communication efforts. He is a co-manager of the Center’s Health Security Headlines and contributes to its COVID-19 Situation Report.

Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Trotochaud worked as a health educator, a researcher, and in various capacities at several local health departments. Mr. Trotochaud received an MSPH in health education and health communication from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in communication studies from The College of New Jersey.


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