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Our Work

The Center for Health Security undertakes projects, collaborations, and initiatives to examine how scientific and technological innovations can strengthen health security.

Together, we:

  • Conduct research and analysis on major domestic and international health security issues.
  • Engage with researchers, the policymaking community, and the private sector to make progress in the field.
  • Convene expert working groups, congressional seminars, scientific meetings, conferences, and tabletop exercises to stimulate new thinking and provoke action.
  • Educate a rising generation of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.


Our areas of focus

Global Health Security  Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics  Medical and Public Health Preparedness and Response  Deliberate Biological Threats  Opportunities and Risks in the Life Sciences

Explore our work

Research Projects

Based on demand from government leaders, health agencies, and health security experts, we conduct independent research to identify potential threats and develop evidence-based policy advice on potential ways to avoid or solve global health security risks. View the Center's projects.


Our analysis and research are often published as peer-reviewed journal articles, in-depth reports, policy analysis, issue briefs, meeting reports, testimony and briefings, or perspective pieces. View the Center's publications.

Artificial Intelligence and Biotechnology (AIxBio)

The convergence of artificial intelligence and biotechnology (AIxBio) has the potential to yield extraordinary benefits as well as serious risks. View the Center's work on AIxBio.

COVID-19 Resources

Our experts are closely following and analyzing updates on this outbreak. View the Center's COVID-19 resources page.

Testimonies & Briefings

Our experts provide testimony and briefings on important developments and issues in health security and biosecurity. View the testimonies & briefings.


Our meetings provide national and international fora for discussing priorities, challenges, and policy implications in health security. View the Center's past events.

Tabletop Exercises

The Center hosts a series of tabletop exercises to illustrate the high-level strategic decisions and policies stakeholders will need to pursue to diminish the consequences of a severe pandemic. View the Center's exercises.

Newsletter: Health Security Decoded

A digest of news, events, and policy updates in health security, delivered via email two times per week. Sources include major US and international news outlets and peer-reviewed journals, US government reports and press releases, respected social media, and publications from research institutes and nongovernmental organizations. Learn more about Health Security Decoded.

Journal: Health Security

Dr. Thomas Inglesby is the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal that ranks among the top 10 journals in international relations. Learn more about the Health Security Journal.

The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security

The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security is an educational forum to discuss new topics, technologies, and ideas that can improve domestic health security now and in the future. It convenes staff from congressional offices, federal agencies, and the invited public focused on strengthening US health security. Learn more about The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security