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Noreen A. Hynes, MD

  • Associate Professor

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600 N. Wolfe Street
Room 455
Baltimore, Maryland 21287


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MD, Uniformed Services University, 1985
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1979


As the Director of the Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases, I am able to focus my clinical, public health, research, policy, and educational efforts at the clinical-public health interface both internationally and domestically. As many tropical diseases are either zoonoses or high-consequence pathogens (HCP) --- sometimes both --- global health security and One Health are important facets are included in our approach at the Center. My research focuses on these pathogens including examining deliberate and naturally-occurring exposures/outcomes, the epidemiology and control of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, particularly high consequence infectious diseases; and collaboration on vaccine clinical trials with the Center for Immunization Research). My educational endeavors include co-directing the Infectious Disease concentration of the Master of Public Health Program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, co-directing the course: Chemical and Biological Weapons Threats: Science, Public Health, & Policy,and serving as a guest faculty in several courses at the School of Public Health. Finally, I provide clinical and educational services as the Associate Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and direct 2 outpatient clinics addressing, one focused on the diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases and one focused on preparing travelers for short and longer term sojourns to tropical and semi-tropical areas.

Honors and Awards

Board of Trustees, Center for Excellence in Education

Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Public Health Service)

Secretary's Distinguished Service Award (U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services)

Vice Presidential Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (U.S. Public Health Service)

Outstanding Service Medal (U.S. Public Health Service)

Commendation Medal (U.S. Public Health Service)

Citation (U.S. Public Health Service)

Crisis Response Award (U.S. Public Health Service)

Board of Regents Award for the Outstanding Medical Officer Graduate, Uniformed Services University

  • High consequence pathogens
  • emerging infectious diseases
  • zoonotic diseases
  • vaccine preventable diseases
  • infectious diseases in resource poor areas

"Selected Publications from the Last 10 years"

  • 1. Whitehead SS, Durbin AP, Pierce KK, Elwood D, McElvany BD, Fraser EA, Carmolli MP, Tibery CM, Hynes NA, Jo M, Lovchik JM, Larsson CJ, Doty EA, Dickson DM, Luke CJ, Subbarao K, Diehl SA, Kirkpatrick BD. In a randomized trial, the live attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine TV003 is well-tolerated and highly immunogenic in subjects with flavivirus exposure prior to vaccination. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May 8;11(5):e0005584. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005584. eCollection 2017 May. PubMed PMID: 28481883
  • 2. Fischer WA 2nd, Hynes NA, Perl TM. Protecting health care workers from Ebola: personal protective equipment is critical but is not enough. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 18;161(10):753-4. doi: 10.7326/M14-1953. PubMed PMID: 25155746.
  • 3. Carus WS, Hynes NA. Prioritizing the defense department's response to biological warfare threat agents. Biosecur Bioterr. 2014; 12(6):370-372.
  • 4. Hynes NA. Dengue: A reemerging concern for travelers. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Jul;79(7):474-82. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.79a.11048. PubMed PMID: 22751631.
  • 5.Franco C, Hynes NA, Bouri N, Henderson DA. The dengue threat to the United States. Biosecur Bioterror. 2010 Sep;8(3):273-6. doi: 10.1089/bsp.2010.0032. PubMed PMID: 20718665.