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.

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Alex Phelan, Rebecca KatzMatthew Kavanagh, and others recently published a comment in the Lancet calling upon the World Health Organization's Director-General to reconvene the Emergency Committee to review the grounds for a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) declaration for the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  
The Working Group on Global Health Security & Universal Health Coverage published an article in BMJ Global Health examining examines the conceptual and empirical areas of convergence and divergence between global health security and universal health coverage.  
Rebecca Katz, Ellie Graeden, Aurelia Attal-JuncquaMatthew Boyce, and others recently published a paper in Heliyon on an analysis of the epidemiological timeline, the international policies triggered as a notional deliberate biological event unfolds, as well as the corresponding stakeholders and mandates assigned by each policy.

The Implementation Support Unit of the Biological Weapons Convention is seeking interns to work at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.

Click here for more information on the opportunity 


Infectious disease remains among the top problems facing populations around the world. Applications are now open for the Master of Science in Global Infectious Disease (GID) emphasizes the reality that combating these diseases requires a range of tools. With an emphasis on the intersection between policy and biological sciences; the GID program is the only masters level program in the United States to offer an opportunity to train in infectious disease modeling.

Get more information about the program:
MS in Global Infectious Disease (GID)


Erin Sorrell and Ellen Carlin are guest editors for a Special Issue on Zoonoses and One Health in the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. This Special Issue will focus on advancements in zoonotic disease detection, transmission, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions to emphasize research and capacity building among veterinary and public health scientists. In addition, this issue will also highlight One Health research, discussing the successes and challenges of working towards a One Health approach for infectious disease detection, prevention and response.
Please click review the call for papers and submit by the 1 August 2019 deadline.

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