Jennifer Horney

Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH

Professor and Director, Epidemiology

Office Location:
The Tower at STAR – Suite 614

Jennifer Horney is Professor and Founding Director of the Epidemiology Program and Core Faculty at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on measuring the health impacts of disasters.

She is currently a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Preparedness and Response, a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) committee, a member of the NORC/CDC Technical Workgroup on Improving Processes for Identifying and Reporting Disaster-Related Deaths, and a member of the Publications Board of the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Horney has led interdisciplinary research projects funded by many federal agencies and was part of the public health response to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, Irene, and Harvey where she conducted rapid assessments of disaster impacts on individual and community health. She has also provided technical assistance to public health agencies globally around disasters, emerging 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