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Editorial Policies & Procedures

This website is produced and maintained by the JHSPH Center for Health Security and does not purport to advance any official positions of JHSPH. The JHSPH Center for Health Security maintains editorial control of all materials published on this site, and unless noted otherwise, all materials posted on this site have been authored and edited by Center staff.

Mention of specific products by generic or brand name does not constitute endorsement by the JHSPH Center for Health Security, its editors, or staff; JHSPH or its staff; the University of Pittsburgh or its faculty or staff; or subscribers to any Center publication. Any mention of specific products is for educational purposes only. Regarding specific products or drugs, physicians and other health care providers are advised to consult their normal resources before prescribing to their patients.

Articles that appear in the journal Health Security are published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., in accordance with the journal's editorial policies and procedures, and are posted on the website We provide links to those articles from this site. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., retains copyright to all articles published in the journal.

Permission to Reprint, Adapt, or Disseminate Materials from this Website

If you wish to reprint, adapt, copy, and/or disseminate materials that appear on this website, please send your request using the online request form. We will respond by email as quickly as possible. Note: This statement of permission does NOT apply to articles from the journal, Health Security, which is published by Mary Ann Leibert, Inc. and posted on the website


If you would like to place a link on your website to the homepage of the JHSPH Center for Health Security website or include a link to an article posted on, please feel free to do so. You may post a link without requesting our permission, as long as the text that appears on your site is limited to the website name, "JHSPH Center for Health Security," or to the title of an article that appears on our site. Links from third-party websites to the JHSPH Center for Health Security website must not contain distasteful or offensive content, must not imply an endorsement by the JHSPH Center for Health Security, and must not knowingly present false or misleading information to the user.

If listing the title of an article, please include the author's name (first initial, last name), the JHSPH Center for Health Security as publisher, and the URL to the title, which may be written out or added as a hyperlink. Example: Handcuffing the Flu: Can a Law Enforcement/National Security Approach to Pandemic Preparedness Protect the American People?, M. Schoch-Spana, JHSPH Center for Health Security.

We provide links to other websites as a convenience. The JHSPH Center for Health Security does not necessarily endorse information present on third-party websites, and the existence of a link does not imply any affiliation.

Privacy Policy

The JHSPH Center for Health Security does not and will not rent, sell, or disclose a subscriber's personally identifiable information to third parties unless required to do so by law.


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Phone: (443) 573-3304; Fax: (443) 573-3305


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Note: JHSPH Center for Health Security does not provide clinical care. Individuals seeking medical advice, vaccines, antibiotics, etc., should consult their personal physician and/or local health department.



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