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Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Us

Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness

The Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness (JHCPHP) consists of two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded programs: The Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (JH~PERRC) and The Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (JH~PERLC). These programs are part of an integrated network of preparedness research and training activities aimed helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. 

CDC Centers

JHCPHP faculty and staff strive to make ongoing contributions to public health emergency preparedness systems research and training. The centers within the JHCPHP represent a two-sided approach to public health system preparedness that 1) works to enhance the ability of public health systems to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies through tailored trainings to improve both competency and capacity; and 2) engages in research activities to increase the readiness, willingness and ability of public health professionals, their agencies and others within the public health emergency preparedness system to respond in a declared emergency.

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About the Experts

James Hodge
James G. Hodge, JD, LLM
Mr. Hodge has an extensive and diverse background in the areas of public health law, ethics and human rights. PERRC project 4 explores the legal and ethical environments before, during, and after emergency events. More
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