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Jennifer Horney

Institution: Texas A&M School of Public Health

Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

City: College Station

State: TX

Jennifer Horney is an associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Public Health and a faculty fellow of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at the Texas A&M College of Architecture. At Texas A&M, Dr. Horney’s research focuses on measuring the health impacts of disasters, as well as the linkages between disaster planning and household actions related to preparedness, response, and recovery. Dr. Horney received her PhD and MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research focused on the role of social factors in decision making during disasters. She serves as a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Disaster Epidemiology Community of Practice and was a member of a team of public health practitioners who responded to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, and Irene, where she conducted rapid assessments of disaster impact on the public health of individuals and communities. She has also provided technical assistance to public health agencies globally around disasters, infectious disease outbreaks and pandemic influenza planning and response.

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