Hello, I am Dr. Rebecca Katz, the director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center. AMA!
Hello! I am a professor and the director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center. I teach courses on global health diplomacy, global health security, and emerging infectious diseases. Since 2007, much of my work has been on the domestic and global implementation of the International Health Regulations as well as global governance of public health emergencies, and from 2004 to 2019, I was a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to the Biological Weapons Convention, pandemic influenza and disease surveillance.
I had planned on hosting a screening and discussion of the film, Contagion, in Washington, DC in conjunction with Future Tense, a partnership between Arizona State University, Slate magazine, and the think tank, New America. Obviously, the evolving situation forced us to change our plans, but I’m glad to be able to broaden the discussion with you all!
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