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Jonathan Links, PhD

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E7531 Wolfe St Bldg
Baltimore, Maryland

410 955-9622
410 955-0617

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PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1983


Jonathan M. Links, Ph.D. is a medical physicist, with a B.A. in Medical Physics from the University of California, Berkeley (1977), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences (with a concentration in Radiation Health Sciences) from Johns Hopkins University (1983). Dr. Links is currently Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in Health Policy & Management, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, and Public Safety Leadership. Dr. Links is a member of the Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society.

Dr. Links directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness. He is a past president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, a 16,000 member professional medical society that deals with the use of radioactivity and radiation in medicine. Dr. Links is currently Baltimore City’s terrorism and pandemic influenza planning expert, working with the Health, Fire, and Police Departments. His interests include public health preparedness and response for all hazards, ionizing radiation, biomarkers, mathematical modeling, and non-invasive medical imaging.

Honors and Awards

1983 Delta Omega Society

2001 President, Society of Nuclear Medicine

2002 President, JHBSPH Faculty Senate

2006 JHBSPH Golden Apple Award

2012 JHBSPH Stebbins Medal


  • Environmental Health Sciences, imaging, dosimetry, radiation, dirty bombs, OpenCourseWare, nuclear medicine, radiological terror, public health preparedness  
  • Barnett DJ, Balicer RD, Thompson CB, Storey JD, Omer SB, Semon NL, Bayer S, Cheek LV, Gateley KW, Lanza KM, Norbin JA, Slemp CC, Links JM. Assessment of local public health workers' willingness to respond to pandemic influenza through application of the extended parallel process model. PLoS ONE 4:e6365, 2009

  • Perrin PC, McCabe OL, Everly GS, Links JM. Preparing for an influenza pandemic: Mental health considerations. Prehospital Disast Med 24: 223-230, 2009

  • Barnett DJ, Levine R, Thompson CB, Wijetunge GU, Oliver AL, Bentley MA, Neubert PD, Pirrallo RG, Links JM, Balicer RD. Gauging U.S. emergency medical services workers’ willingness to respond to pandemic influenza using a threat- and efficacy-based assessment framework. PLoS ONE 5: e9856, 2010

  • Li Y, Hsu EB, Links JM. Healthcare system cost evaluation of antiviral stockpiling for pandemic influenza preparedness. Biosecurity Bioterrorism 8: 119-128, 2010

  • McCabe OL, Barnett DJ, Taylor HG, Links JM. “Ready, Willing, and Able:” A framework for assessing preparedness. Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness 4: 161-168, 2010