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Our Work

The Center for Health Security undertakes a series of projects, collaborations, and initiatives to push forward progress on global health security, emerging infectious diseases and epidemics, medical and public health preparedness and response, deliberate biological threats, and opportunities and risks in the life sciences. We:

  • Conduct research and analysis on major domestic and international health security issues.
  • Engage with researchers, the policymaking community, and the private sector to make progress in the field.
  • Convene expert working groups, congressional seminars, scientific meetings, conferences, and tabletop exercises to stimulate new thinking and provoke action.
  • Educate a rising generation of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.


Our experts are closely following and analyzing updates on this outbreak. The following resources will be routinely updated.

View the Center's COVID-19 resources page.



Based on demand from government leaders, health agencies, and health security experts we implement projects that provide independent research to identify potential threats and develop evidence-based policy advice on potential ways to avoid or solve global health security risks.

View the Center's projects.



Our analysis and research are often published as peer-reviewed journal articles, in-depth reports, policy analysis, issue briefs, meeting reports, testimony and briefings, or perspective pieces. This work advances scholarship on the wide range of topics and issues that comprise health security.

View the Center's publications.



Our meetings provide a national and international forum for discussion of priorities, challenges, and policy implications in health security.

View the Center's past events.



The Center hosts a series of tabletop exercises to illustrate the high-level strategic decisions and policies stakeholders will need to pursue to diminish the consequences of a severe pandemic.

View the Center's exercises.


Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship (ELBI)

The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship is an opportunity for talented career professionals and graduate students to deepen their expertise, expand their professional networks, and build leadership skills through a series of sponsored events coordinated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. This highly competitive part-time program boasts more than 160 alumni from a wide variety of organizations in government, the private sector, and academia. Together, they represent the foundation of the next generation of leaders in the biosecurity community.

Learn about the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship.



The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security provides education and academic training focused on Health Security for students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security teaches coursework, provides practica opportunities, supports a PhD health security track in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, and offers scholarships for students interested in the field, fellowships, and networking opportunities.

Learn more about education opportunities.


Journal: Health Security

Dr. Thomas Inglesby is the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal that ranks among the top 10 journals in international relations.

Learn more about our Health Security Journal.


The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security

The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security is an educational forum to discuss new topics, technologies, and ideas that can improve domestic health security now and in the future. It convenes staff from congressional offices, federal agencies, and the invited public focused on strengthening US health security.

Learn more about The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security


Our Mission

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