News & Press
Read about the Center’s latest projects making local and national headlines, as well as commentary by our subject matter experts on current newsworthy issues in emergency management, public health, and homeland security.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Appoints CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker to Maryland Cybersecurity Council
December 8, 2017
On December 7, 2017, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh appointed CHHS Cybersecurity Director Markus Rauschecker to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council. Rauschecker joins CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger as a member of the Council. In 2015, The Maryland General Assembly created the Council, which is charged “with reviewing the state’s cyber ...
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Birch Barron Helps Lead the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in Maryland
November 29, 2017
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Birch Barron has been working for the past several months as the Deputy Director for the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) and Chief of Staff to Clay Stamp, Governor Hogan’s choice to lead Maryland’s effort to confront the opioid crisis. Governor Hogan signed an executive order earlier ...
October 30, 2017
Recently, two members of the CHHS, Senior Law and Policy Analyst Netta Squires and Senior Policy Analyst Ashley McKibbin helped their client, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) conduct the first every Emergency Preparedness Planning for Montgomery County Healthcare Facilities Workshop. The workshop was prompted by ...
September 29, 2017
Photo Credit: JABIN BOTSFORD/THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES Two members of the CHHS staff, Senior Policy Analyst Maria Bernadzikowski and Research Assistant Jonathan Lim are currently deployed assisting the victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey, respectively. Bernadzikowsi is deployed to Tallahassee, FL where she is working out of the State Emergency Operations Center to ...
September 27, 2017
CHHS is pleased to release the online edition of its Fall 2017 Newsletter. The Newsletter commemorates our 15th Anniversary celebration, and highlights the Center’s extensive program work over the past year. You can find the Fall 2017 Newsletter here. Please be sure to check out our past editions, and sign up ...
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger Discusses Federal Disaster Relief on CSPAN’s Washington Journal
September 1, 2017
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discussed Federal Disaster Relief programs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in an appearance on CSPAN’s Washington Journal. Watch the clip here.
August 23, 2017
CHHS will be offering its nationally-recognized “Maximizing Organizational Resiliency: COOP for Public Entities” course on December 7-8, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Information on the course can be found here here. Registration is available here. Please see our redesigned COOP page for more information on CHHS Continuity of Operations (COOP) services.
June 26, 2017
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger has been chosen as an affiliate faculty member of the Institute for Global Health and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). The Institute for Global Health (IGH), is dedicated to improving global health by conducting innovative, world-leading research in Baltimore and around the ...
June 22, 2017
WJZ-TV (CBS) in Baltimore aired a segment commemorating the Center for Health and Homeland Security on its 15th Anniversary. Watch it here.
PRESS RELEASE: CHHS Facilitates Maryland Region V Hospital Coalition Full-Scale Exercise: Mass Demonstration & Network Penetration
May 24, 2017
On May 23, 2017, CHHS was proud to facilitate a full-scale exercise with the Maryland Region V Hospital Coalition. For more information: FSE Press release 2017
CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark J. Lee Co-Writes Article on Legal Implications of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
May 18, 2017
The article is published in Elsevier’s Online Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. The article is available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128093245011445.
March 22, 2017
The Masters of Science in Law (MSL) program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is featured in The Washington Post Graduate Education Guide Spring 2017. On page 10, MSL Instructor and CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker is quoted on the need for the degree program ...
January 13, 2017
Maryland Carey Law offers two online degree programs: a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law and a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law. Both programs provide subject matter specialists the legal and regulatory knowledge to help their organizations gain a competitive advantage. The programs will give ...
January 6, 2017
by Trudy Henson with Birch Barron As 2016 came to a close and many were focused on a year-end countdown, health officials were paying attention to a different tally: the alarming rate of drug overdose deaths, which nearly tripled between 1999 – 2014, and continued to increase for synthetic opioid deaths ...
May 16, 2016
Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee, JD, MPH, CPH has published his first scientific research article as lead author, to appear in the August 2016 2016 issue of Accident Analysis & Prevention. The article, “Intention and willingness to drive drowsy among university students: An application of an extended theory of planned behavior model,” which can ...
Professor Greenberger and Senior Law and Policy Analyst Emrick To Present at 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference
May 11, 2016
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Preeti Emrick will be presenting at the 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference on Friday, June 3rd in Boston, MA from 8:15-9:30am. The presentation is entitled “U.S. Public Health Law: Archaic or Relevant in the Context of Ebola?” For more ...
April 26, 2016
CHHS would like to congratulate Senior Staff members Birch Barron, Joseph Corona and Lisa Crow, who have this year earned recognition from the International Association of Emergency Managers by being among the group of professionals designated Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®). This is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the ...
April 13, 2016
Press Release April 13, 2016 Partnering with the Maryland Emergency Response System (ERS) and hospitals from five counties across the southern and D.C. metro portions of Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) facilitated a full-scale exercise today that helped prepare the region for a medical surge ...
March 30, 2016
From Cyberwire.com: http://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-30.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker explains the NIST Framework to Cyberwire, as well as discusses why it has gotten a positive endorsement by both public and private entities, on their March 30, 2016, Daily Podcast.
March 24, 2016
From the Cyberwire.com: http://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-24.html CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Ben Yelin appeared on the Cyberwire Daily Podcast to discuss rights to privacy in cyberspace.