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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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:
Emily Graul, Jeffery Freeman, and Rebecca Katz wrote a blog about lessons learned from using historical data from the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic for modeling exercises.
Rebecca Katz will be honored with the GUMC Leadership in Research Award at the Eleventh Annual Georgetown University Medical Center Fall Convocation for her contributions to and outstanding achievement in research.
Read more about the Convocation and award recipients:
Erin Sorrell and Claire Standley published a policy forum in the Asia & Pacific Policy Society on responding to disease outbreaks in the face of war, distrust, and displacement.
Read the forum:
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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