Tener Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, Internationally recognized expert in public health emergency preparedness.

QUOTE: “Each day health care workers participate in disease surveillance, detection, and containment activities in order to protect their patients and their communities from the transmission of infectious diseases. Given the heightened threat of the novel coronavirus now in the U.S., all health care workers should be aware of the risk of a larger outbreak. While consistently maintaining standard infection control procedures in their workplace, health care workers must be prepared to respond to a large-scale public health emergency."

Veenema prepares health care workers to respond in public health emergencies. She has served as a senior consultant to the U.S. Government, including the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, the Administration for Children and Families, and most recently the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jason Farley, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, Infection control epidemiologist.

Farley provides research-based tools to identify, prevent, and destroy drug-resistant infections. His portfolio of research includes the development of U.S. and global interventions designed to improve HIV treatment and prevention across the continuum of care. He leads the Johns Hopkins HIV Prevention Trials Network and is past president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

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