Dr. Jennifer Horney, Professor and Founding Director of the Epidemiology Program at the University of Delaware, has recently appeared in numerous media outlets, providing her expert opinion on the developing coronavirus situation.
Since last Tuesday, Horney has been featured by:
- West Virginia Public Broadcasting: Understanding Coronavirus Risks in W.Va.
- Live Science: How deadly is the new coronavirus? Data from the spread of US cases could help answer that.
- Business Insider: Gig economy workers say they’ll have to work through the coronavirus outbreak even if they get sick: ‘We can’t risk losing a day’s income’
- CNN: Fact check: White House falsely claims the coronavirus has been ‘contained’ in the US
Dr. Horney’s research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover. She has experience training rapid response teams around the world to respond to outbreaks of novel and reemerging diseases, such as Influenza A H1N1.
Horney was recently appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Planning Committee on Exploring Best Practices in Integration of Public Health and Human Services Service Delivery and Assessment Following Large Scale Disasters. She is also a member of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response’s Board of Scientific Counselors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.