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Erin Fink, MS

Analyst, Research Associate

Professional Profile

Ms. Fink is an Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary interests include biosafety, biosecurity, and safeguarding dual-use research of concern as well as other vulnerable research and data.

At the Center, Ms. Fink supports various project efforts including improving indoor air quality, safeguarding gene synthesis research through policy and industry best practices, and contributing to ongoing COVID-19 research and communications. Before joining the Center, her work focused on international biosecurity capacity-building in high-containment laboratories and high-risk research facilities and evaluating and strengthening ministerial guidelines related to biorisk management. Her projects leveraged international partnerships to increase awareness and training on biosafety and biosecurity best practices, strengthen cybersecurity and cyber-hygiene standards and procedures in high-containment laboratories and high-risk research institutions, and safeguard key institutions vulnerable to malign state-sponsored attacks. Her work focused on Southeast Asia and South America and was funded through the US Department of State’s International Security and Nonproliferation’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction.

Ms. Fink received her MS in biohazardous threat agents and emerging infectious diseases from Georgetown University, and she continues engagement with this program by mentoring graduate students. Ms. Fink received a BS in biochemistry from Mercyhurst University.

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  • Global health security
  • Biosafety
  • Biosecurity
  • Biorisk management in resource-constrained countries