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

Dr Horney has served on a number of national committees and 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’ Gulf Research Program Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) committee, and a member of the CDC Technical Workgroup on Improving Processes for Identifying and Reporting Disaster-Related Deaths.

She has led federally funded interdisciplinary research projects 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 health. She has provided technical assistance to public health agencies globally around disasters, emerging infectious disease outbreaks, and pandemic influenza planning and response. Dr. Horney received her Ph.D. and MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.