The Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, directed by Dr. Rebecca Katz and Dr. Julie Fischer 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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Claire Standley, Erin Sorrell, Rebecca Katz, and Center Affiliate Ellie Graeden recently published a paper on the development of an application to support on-the-ground decision-making for integrating disease control programs in PLoS NTDs.

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The Center for Global Health Science & Security is seeking a summer research intern! The intern will contribute to a project focusing on urban pandemic preparedness and will be expected to complete a literature review and draft a summary report describing existing initiatives, themes, and other trends. Please see the posting for more details. Interested applicants should send a resume and brief statement of interest to Matt Boyce.


The Center for Global Health Science & Security is collaborating with the New York City Health + Hospitals Central Office for Emergency Management to help support a Special Pathogens Pathogens Program Intern. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to contribute to NYC Health + Hospitals’ system-wide, emergency management-centric approach to special pathogens preparedness and response activities and assist, on a national scale, with the National Ebola Training and Education Center [NETEC]. Please see the posting for additional details. Interested Georgetown University applicants should send a resume/CV and brief statement of interest to Matt Boyce

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