Faculty Expert Profile

Thomas Inglesby

  • Director of the Center for Health Security
  • Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Center for Health Security

Languages spoken

  • English

Inglesby is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, whose mission is to protect people from epidemics and disasters through independent research, policy analysis, and program assessment. He has been widely quoted by national media for his expertise related to the implications of COVID-19.

His work is internationally recognized in the fields of public health preparedness, pandemic and emerging infectious disease, and prevention of and response to biological threats. His research covers issues related to health security, preparedness for epidemics, biological threats, and disasters. He was a principal editor of the JAMA book "Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management."

He has briefed White House officials from four presidential administrations on national biosecurity challenges and priorities, and has delivered Congressional testimony on issues related to public health preparedness and biosecurity.

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Hub coverage

Tom Inglesby joins White House COVID-19 Response Team
Published Jan 7, 2022
Inglesby previously served as senior policy adviser for COVID-19 response for the secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services

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