The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) works side-by-side with the nation’s top emergency responders in the public and private sector to develop plans, policies, and strategies that ensure the safety of citizens in the event of natural or man-made catastrophes.

To fulfill that mission, CHHS focuses on general emergency preparedness planning, continuity of operations planning and training, preparation of special needs populations during emergencies, mass evacuation and sheltering planning, emergency communication systems, hospital coordination, table top and field emergency response exercises, the provision of adequate energy supplies during emergencies, and grant writing assistance for governmental institutions seeking funding for emergency planning efforts.

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Our Team

With experience in emergency management planning, public health preparedness, cybersecurity, grant management, exercise and training, strategic planning, and other homeland security and emergency management specialties, our professional staff is the backbone of the Center’s success and continued growth.More

Our History

CHHS opened on May 15, 2002 following recognition by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Founder and Director Michael Greenberger that policy development and legal analysis for homeland security would become a growing field following the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001.More


Interested in joining a dynamic group of professionals that make a difference in the safety and security of citizens on a daily basis? Learn about exciting career opportunities at CHHS.More