Jennifer Horney, Ph.D., MPH

Jennifer Horney, Ph.D., MPH

Jennifer Horney is Professor and Founding Director of the Epidemiology Program and Core Faculty at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the health impacts of disasters. She received her Ph.D. and MPH from the University of North Carolina, where her research focused on the role of social factors during disasters. She is currently a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Preparedness and Response, a member of the National Academies of Sciences’ Committee on Integration of Public Health and Human Services Following Large Scale Disasters, and a member of the Publications Board of the American Public Health Association. She has led interdisciplinary research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Academies, Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. Dr. Horney was part of the public health response to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, Irene, and Harvey where she conducted rapid assessments of disaster impacts on individual and community health. She has also provided technical assistance to public health agencies globally around disasters, emerging infectious disease outbreaks, and pandemic influenza planning and response.

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