Outbreak Observatory: Conducting operational research during outbreaks to improve preparedness and response
Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, Senior Scholar
Matthew Shearer, MPH, Research Associate
Diane Meyer, RN, MPH, Research Associate
All presenters are from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Nuzzo is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Visiting Faculty in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An epidemiologist by training, her work focuses on international and domestic biosurveillance, infectious disease diagnostics, and disease mitigation strategies. She also has worked on issues related to the Affordable Care Act, tuberculosis control, foodborne outbreaks, and water security. Dr. Nuzzo is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Health Security (formerly Biosecurity and Bioterrorism). She also runs the Outbreak Observatory which conducts operational research during outbreaks.
During this presentation, researchers will discuss how Outbreak Observatory, a pilot project initiated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, will facilitate the conduct of real-time operational research during outbreak responses, helping to improve outbreak preparedness and response capabilities.