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DrPH Health Security Track

The DrPH Environmental Health concentration includes a Health Security track, which is focused on training to identify, analyze, and mitigate the impact of domestic and international health threats, including epidemics, natural disasters, technological accidents, and intentional attacks.


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Health Security Track Co-Directors

Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, SM

Crystal Watson, DrPH, MPH

Students in the track will examine the origin and evolution of major U.S. and international organizations and initiatives to prevent, detect, and respond to health security threats; assess those areas of health security where preparedness is strongest and where additional progress is needed; and evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to enhance health security.

The track is designed for public health professionals who work in or would like to begin careers in public health and healthcare preparedness, global health security, outbreak and epidemic management, disaster response, and related fields. A subset of the track’s courses are taught by faculty from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and informed by the Center’s two decades of scholarship and advocacy on health security policy.

Health Security Track Curriculum

The health security track curriculum includes core courses in environmental health, as well as specialized courses in the health security area. All courses listed here will be offered online or during summer or winter institutes.

Required Environmental Health Concentration Courses:

Required Health Security Track Courses: