Is the world prepared for the next global health threat? In our latest podcast, Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security shares with us how the Center is helping the world prepare for health threats, both natural and manmade, with evidence based policy. Originally created by D.A. Henderson, well known for his Smallpox Eradication Campaign, the Center started in the late 90’s/early 2000’s to research, create and influence evidence-based policy in face of of major health threats like anthrax, SARS, and bird flu. Nina had tons of questions about how to know if policies made by the government are evidence-based or if they are pure fear-mongering (she in particular recalls all of the questions around the Ebola quarantines in 2014 and 2015).
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Related Episode Links:
- “Ready for a Global Pandemic?” by Tom Inglesby and Benjamin Haas, Nov 21, 2017 via Council for Foreign Affairs
- Twitter! Follow Tom Inglesby and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: @T_Inglesby & @JHSPH_CHS
- Sign up for “Health Security Headlines” newsletter by the CHS
- Tom Inglesby’s profile at CHS