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Cookies & Conversation: Alumni Edition with Dr. Jeff Freeman

Thursday, Nov. 12
7-8:15 p.m. on Zoom

Join us to meet Dr. Jeff Freeman, WVU Honors College alumnus and our special guest.

Dr. Freeman is a member of the Senior Professional Staff in the National Health Mission of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), which is the nation’s largest and longest-serving University Affiliated Research Center. In this role, Dr. Freeman serves in both management and technical positions as the Senior Scientist and Program Manager for the National Health Mission’s Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program. The mission of his program is to fundamentally transform the way the world prevents, detects and responds to health threats in all environments. Dr. Freeman also leads APL’s Disaster Response Corps, which enables APL staff and technologies to be leveraged in response to disasters and other critical events.

Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Freeman worked as a researcher in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he was involved in standing up the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies. He holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as an Associate Faculty member in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and as a Research Faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. He was previously selected as an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. External to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Freeman serves as a Visiting Scholar in the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH).

He holds a BS in Psychology from WVU, a MPH in Global Health from Emory University, an MS in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University, and a PhD in Environmental Health and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He has advanced training and expertise in Public Health Informatics, Risk Sciences and Public Policy, and Global Complex Humanitarian Emergencies.

His current research interests include Humanitarian Artificial Intelligence, Situational Awareness and Autonomous Systems, Secure Multiparty Computation, and Next Generation Health Information Management.

Most recently, Dr. Freeman has led a team of more than 100 scientists supporting the White House COVID-19 Task Force. Dr. Freeman’s team is responsible for operations analysis and modeling, and COVID-19 prediction and forecasting for the National Response. 

Watch your MIX email account for the chance to sign up for what should be a fascinating conversation with Dr. Freeman.