The Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, directed by Dr. Rebecca Katz, was formally established in September 2016. The Center’s multi-disciplinary team develops evidence for action, providing decision makers with the tools they need for sustainable capacity building to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies. The team incorporates expertise in epidemiology, microbiology, virology, animal and human health systems, demography, economics, finance, statistics, and law.

Our Mission

To mitigate the threats posed by outbreaks and other public health emergencies by enriching the evidence base for informed decision-making and promoting sustainable capacity development.

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Our Team:

We are a dedicated community of scientists, policy analysts, students, and experts.

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Our Work:

We develop evidence for action by mapping and strengthening public health systems, offering policy analysis and advice, and developing global health tools and curricula.

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With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, CGHSS has developed the Analysis and Mapping of Policies for all Emerging Infectious Diseases (AMP for EID), a first-of-its-kind, centerlalized, policy platform to enhance preparedness, prevention, and response efforts for emerging infectious diseases. The platform aids international policymakers by providing the policy environment of a given pathogen or health threat, information critical to pandemic preparedness and global health security.

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The lack of a shared understanding of response requirements has hindered the preparedness and response to infectious disease threats. To fill this gap, in collaboration with our colleagues at Talus Analytics, we have created the Georgetown Outbreak Activity Library (GOAL), an online platform that clearly identifies all of the activities and actors involved in preparedness, response, and recovery of infectious disease outbreaks.

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Help us improve global health by supporting our research and education activities. With your support, we can continue to help prepare the world for the next pandemic.

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