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Vanessa Grégoire, MSc

Analyst, Research Associate

Professional Profile

Ms. Grégoire is an Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Research Associate at the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research interests include public health planning for mass gatherings, misinformation and disinformation, outbreak response, equity in health security and the impacts of climate change on health.

Ms. Grégoire’s current projects at the Center focus on preparedness efforts for mass gatherings; analyzing safety protocols for mitigating disease spread at the Olympic Games; building trust in public health and addressing health misinformation in the United States; analyzing and countering global chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) disinformation; establishing standards for what, when, and how to report information about an outbreak to the public; enhancing high reliability in outbreak response; and improving regional public health emergency preparedness and response knowledge and practice. 

Her past efforts include creating a practical playbook for addressing health misinformation and establishing the Center for Outbreak Response Innovation. 

Before joining the Center, Ms. Grégoire was a professional athlete. She competed in France’s Division 1 Féminine as a member of the ASJ Soyaux-Charente professional football team. Ms. Grégoire also partook in a year-long internship program at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she contributed to numerous orthopedic clinical research studies addressing scoliosis, kyphosis, fractures, and growth plate injuries. She was the supervisor for the Center for Achievement of Teens and Children with Hand Differences during her time at CHLA. 

Ms. Grégoire received her MSc in global health policy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London. Her thesis focused on global health policies addressing climate misinformation and disinformation on social media. She received a BA in anthropology and a certificate in global health and health policy from Princeton University. Her senior thesis consisted of ethnographic fieldwork at the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation and focused on exploring structural violence through storytelling.