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Marc Trotochaud, MSPH
Senior Analyst, Research Associate

health communication and health education public health emergency preparedness advances in biological technology 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, but his interests include public health emergency preparedness, advances in biological technology, and the impact of a changing climate on human health.

Mr. Trotochaud joined the Center in 2018 to research misinformation during public health emergencies. These content analysis projects examined social media content during the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, he has contributed to projects ranging from the management of a crowdsourcing prediction platform to the Center’s efforts around the US bioeconomy. Mr. Trotochaud was recently a member of a working group that produced an agenda for near-term social and behavioral research that could increase public uptake of a future COVID-19 vaccine. He is a coauthor of several reports and peer-reviewed articles, including The Public’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccination: Planning Recommendations Informed by Design Thinking and the Social, Behavioral, and Communication Sciences. In addition to his research work, Mr. Trotochaud has assisted with the Center’s external communication efforts and is part of the team that manages the Center’s daily Health Security Headlines and tri-weekly COVID-19 Updates. Prior to coming to the Center, Mr. Trotochaud worked in a number of capacities at several local health departments, spent time as a health educator, and worked as a researcher.

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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