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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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.
Rebecca Katz and Devi Sridhar recently authored a PLoS blog on the importance of providing a space to support new and diverse voices in global health.
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Rebecca KatzMatt Boyce, Ryan Morhard, John Monahan, Sheila Foster, and Robert Muggah published an opinion piece in Global Policy Opinion calling for a mayoral network for pandemic preparedness.
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Rebecca Katz and David Brett-Major recently completed a white paper on Manpower Challenges in the Clinical Response to Public Health Emergencies.


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