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Global Health Security

The Center works to enhance international cooperation and science diplomacy to prevent epidemics and improve disease detection, surveillance, and response.

Recent Projects

The BWC Global Forum: Biotech, Biosecurity & Beyond
Supported by: Open Philanthropy Project

Indoor Air Quality
Supported by: Open Philanthropy Project

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from the Next Pandemic
Supported by: Open Philanthropy Project

CommuniHealth – Strategies for Standing Up, Strengthening, and Sustaining the Local Community Health Sector (a.k.a. CommuniVax 2.0)
Supported by: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Metrics for Holistic Recovery Among the Worst-Off Survivors of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Supported by: Open Philanthropy Project

International Guidelines for Biosecurity Ethics
Supported by: The Office of Foreign Consequence Management, US Department of State

CommuniVax: A Coalition to Strengthen the Community’s Involvement in an Equitable Vaccination Rollout
Supported by: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Working Group on Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccine
Supported by:
National Science Foundation-funded CONVERGE Initiative

Maximizing the US Bioeconomy for Economic Growth and National Security
Supported by: Open Philanthropy Project

Boosting NATO Resilience to Biological Threats
Supported by: Open Philanthropy Project

International Biosafety Norms
Supported by: Open Philanthropy Project

PASCC US - India Biosecurity Dialogue
Supported by: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Naval Postgraduate School, Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD

Southeast Asia Strategic Biosecurity Dialogue
Supported by: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, US Department of Defense

Recent Publications

National Advisory Committee Meeting on Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s Model State Indoor Air Quality Act

Building Strong Biosafety and Biosecurity into the Expanding US Bioeconomy

Identifying Operational Challenges and Solutions During the COVID-19 Response Among US Public Health Laboratories
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022

Feasibility of a Health Security Center in Asia Findings from a feasibility study on the benefits and challenges of establishing a new health security center in Asia

Retrospective identification of key activities in Uganda’s preparedness measures related to the 2018–2020 EVD outbreak in eastern DRC utilizing a framework evaluation tool
PLOS Global Public Health 2(5): e0000428

United States-India Strategic Dialogue on Biosecurity, Report from the Eighth Dialogue Session

Southeast Asia Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue with participation from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States

Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 Testing for Hispanic/Latino Populations: An Analysis of State-Published Demographic Data
J Public Health Manag Pract

COVID-19 Vaccination and Communicable Disease Testing Services’ Integration Within a Syringe Services Program
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Analysing COVID-19 outcomes in the context of the 2019 Global Health Security (GHS) Index
BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e007581

Global Health Security (GHS) Index 2021 | Advancing Collective Action and Accountability Amid Global Crisis

A Waypoint on the Path to Health Equity: COVID-19 Vaccination at Month 11