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Daniel J. Barnett, MD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E7036
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2001
MD, Ohio State University, 1999
BA, Yale University, 1993


Research interests include best practice models to enhance all-hazards public health emergency readiness and response. Specific areas of focus include disaster response surge capacity; design and evaluation of preparedness curricula for public health workers; mental health aspects of public health emergency response; public health readiness exercises; and organizational culture change issues facing health departments in building a ready public health workforce.

Honors and Awards

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Cofounders Award for Excellence in Crisis Intervention/Trauma Research, 2013

National Association of Counties Achievement Award, 2007

  • Public health practice
  • preparedness
  • emergency response
  • training
  • exercises
  • evaluation
  • terrorism preparedness
  • all-hazards readiness
  • mental health
  • organizational change
  • public health workforce
  • Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, Errett NA, et al. Determinants of emergency response willingness in the local public health workforce by jurisdictional and scenario patterns: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health 2012;12(1):164. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kohn S, Lipkowitz Eaton J, Feroz S, Bainbridge AA, Hoolachan J, Barnett DJ. Personal disaster preparedness: an integrative review of the literature. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2012; 6(3):217-231.

  • Watson CM, Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, et al. Characterizing public health emergency perceptions and influential modifiers of willingness to respond among pediatric health care staff. American Journal of Disaster Medicine 2011; 6(5): 299-308.

  • Balicer RD, Catlett CL, Barnett DJ, et al. Characterizing hospital workers' willingness to respond to a radiological event. PLoS ONE 2011; 6(10): e25327.

  • Barnett DJ, Parker CL, Caine VA, McKee M, Shirley LM, Links JM. Petroleum scarcity and public health: considerations for local health departments. Am J Public Health 2011;101(9):1580-6.

  • Urban Food System Resilience