jennifer horney

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Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH

Professor and Director, Epidemiology

Office Location:
731 Tower at STAR

Jennifer Horney is Professor and Founding Director of the Program in Epidemiology and Core Faculty at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on measuring the health impacts of disasters, as well as the linkages between disaster planning and household actions related to preparedness, response, and recovery. Dr. Horney received her Ph.D. and MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a member of a team of public health practitioners who responded to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, Irene, and Harvey where she conducted rapid assessments of disaster impact on public health. She has also provided technical assistance to public health agencies globally around disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, and pandemic influenza planning and response.



PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009


Research Interests

Applied epidemiology, disaster epidemiology, rapid assessment, outbreak investigation.



Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center