Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative cordially invite you to
featuring Jeffrey Freeman, MPH, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Friday, March 16, 2018
Registration and Coffee
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
As demonstrated by this year's flu season, even a moderately higher than expected increase in seasonal flu cases can strain a health system. Should a pandemic event in the order of 1918 Spanish flu occur, the impacts on global health security could be catastrophic. Early detection, rapid mobilization of response, and enhanced coordination across a decentralized health system are necessary to reduce the health consequences associated with a pandemic, especially when impacting a health system with a limited surge capacity. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) recently completed a project that combined two JHU/APL-developed technologies for achieving real-time situational awareness during pandemic events. Jeff Freeman will discuss the project that simulated a pandemic flu event for the National Capital Region and modeled the overall effect on public health and medical assets.
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