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Debora Sandiford, MHS

‪Chief of Staff

Professional Profile

Ms. Sandiford is the Chief of Staff at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. She collaborates with investigators, analysts, and administrators across the Center and liaises with partner organizations on the development and execution of project plans by aligning technical aims of projects with the Center’s experts, its mission, and its ability to dynamically respond to the needs of communities. She values the opportunity and ability to highlight the expertise and work of others through collaboration.

Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Sandiford worked in research laboratories focused on physiological responses to stress in children and global health programs that created and facilitated policy, advocacy, and scientific communications to improve routine childhood immunization.

In addition to her work in health sciences, Ms. Sandiford is also a nationally certified and comprehensively trained Pilates instructor, concentrating on using Pilates as a modality for rehabilitation from acute and chronic injuries. She is also a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Ms. Sandiford earned a MHS in global disease epidemiology and control from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BS in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine.