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Who We Are

Mission

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security works to protect people’s health from epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.

Our Work

We examine how scientific and technological innovations can strengthen health security. We study the policies, organizations, systems, and tools to prevent and respond to outbreaks and public health crises. We advance policies and practice to address a range of challenges, including the global rise in emerging infectious diseases, a continued risk of pandemic flu, major natural disasters, our dependence on vulnerable infrastructure, outbreaks of foodborne illness, and the potential for biological, chemical, or nuclear accidents or intentional threats. 

The Center conducts independent research and analysis, and our work is supported by government and foundations. We do this work through the combined talents of our scholars in science, medicine, public health, law, social sciences, economics, and national security. We help connect diverse and international communities of health and science experts, industry leaders, and government officials to strengthen health security.

Our Approach

  • 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.

Funders and Partners

We appreciate the generous support from our funders.

 

Our Mission

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