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Global Health Security Threats
Are We Prepared?
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9 am-12 pm
Zika. Ebola. H1N1.
Newseum, Knight Conference Room
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Abt Associates and distinguished speakers discussed the causes and consequences of infectious disease pandemics.
Christopher Spera, Ph.D.
Division Vice President, U.S. Health
Ambassador Jimmy Kolker
Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
PANEL 1: CAUSES
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD
Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
John Brownstein, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer
Boston Children’s Hospital
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator
USAID Global Health Bureau
Moderator: Diana Silimperi, MD
Division Vice President, International Health
PANEL 2: CONSEQUENCES
Thomas Inglesby, MD
Director and CEO
UPMC Center for Health Security
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, PhD, JD
Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs
U.S. Department of State
José F. Cordero, MD, MPH
Department Head and Professor of Public Health
University of Georgia;
Former Dean, University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health
Moderator: Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS
Principal Associate, Global Health Security, Abt Associates
Assistant Professor, Penn State Hershey Medical College