New International Public Health Journal Invites CHHS Founder and Director Greenberger to Join Editorial Board

Press Release:

University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, also Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (UM Carey Law), has been formally appointed to the Editorial Board of the online journal Disaster and Military Medicine. Greenberger is among fifteen international experts chosen for the publication’s inaugural Board.

The journal, led by Editor-in-Chief Eyal Zimlichman, MD, MSc, Deputy General Director and Chief Quality Officer at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, will promote the exchange of global public health best practices through manuscripts exploring all aspects of disaster and military medicine.  As a Board member, Greenberger will help the newly minted journal get off the ground as it seeks interesting and thought provoking submissions that contribute to the development and international exchange of ideas on topics such as hospital preparedness, bioterrorism, evacuations, trauma and emergency care, and disaster medicine.

“Collaborations like this expand both the university’s international impact and its reputation as a thought leader on these important topics,” says Jay A. Perman, MD, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. “Professor Greenberger is one of the nation’s premier experts on homeland security, and a perfect choice to help this journal launch and grow.”

Greenberger  has served on numerous advisory and publication boards and commissions over the years, including currently being a member of the American Bar Associations’ Law and National Security Advisory Committee; the Baltimore Washington Cyber Task Force; the University of Maryland, Baltimore Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Advisory Committee; the Faculty Advisory Board for the University of Maryland Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime; and the Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence. Following a trade-mission to Israel in April 2013 with Perman, Greenberger continues to expand and foster international partnerships with Israeli government and military officials as well as private businesses for the Center.

Public health related work at CHHS includes disaster preparedness planning and policy development for hospitals and local health departments, as well has exercise and training on response procedures.  For several years the Center has also worked with the Middle Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases to host an annual conference on crucial public health issues facing scientists, medical professionals, emergency responders, and the public.  Greenberger and CHHS staffers also developed, and continue to teach, the course Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response at UM Carey Law.

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