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  • Supplement — Special Pathogens Readiness in the United States: From Ebola to COVID-19 and Beyond

    This supplement is a collection of papers that highlight the work of National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) and the national network of Regional Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Centers (RESPTCs) from the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the story of how RESPTCs made incredible efforts toward special pathogen education and training preparedness that buttressed the US healthcare system's operational response and clinical research capabilities.
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  • Special Collection on Bioterrorism Research
    Stay ahead of this fast-moving field of research by accessing our most relevant papers on the topic of bioterrorism. Available for a limited time, access our collection of relevant and recently-published papers from some of our most prominent titles including Applied Biosafety, Biotechnology Law Report, Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Health Security, and OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. We are pleased to share this research with you through September 30, 2022.

  • Award Winner

    Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., in partnership with the Rosalind Franklin Society has launched a prestigious annual award to recognize outstanding published peer-reviewed research by women and underrepresented minorities in science in each of the publisher’s peer-reviewed journals. The RFS / MAL Award in Science for Health Security has selected Tawandra L. Rowell-Cunsolo, PhD who co-authored Access to Harm Reduction Treatment Among Formerly Incarcerated Individuals During the COVID-19 Era.

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Aims & Scope

Health Security is a peer-reviewed journal providing research and essential guidance for the protection of people’s health before and after epidemics or disasters and for ensuring that communities are resilient to major challenges. The Journal explores the issues posed by disease outbreaks and epidemics; natural disasters; biological, chemical, and nuclear accidents or deliberate threats; foodborne outbreaks; and other health emergencies. It offers important insight into how to develop the systems needed to meet these challenges. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Health Security covers research, innovations, methods, challenges, and ethical and legal dilemmas facing scientific, military, and health organizations. The Journal is a key resource for practitioners in these fields, policymakers, scientific experts, and government officials.

Health Security coverage includes:

  • Scientific, medical, and policy advancements that might help prevent or respond to epidemics
  • Future directions and innovations in public health that improve response to major health events
  • Guidance for healthcare organizations planning to cope with mass casualty crises
  • Initiatives or concepts intended to reduce agricultural vulnerabilities
  • Military and intelligence roles and contributions to biodefense strategy and response
  • Communication methods and challenges for decision makers, the media, and the public
  • Ethical and legal dilemmas posed by major health events

Health Security is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Emergency managers, homeland security policy experts, public health preparedness specialists, food and drug safety researchers and specialists, and policymakers, among others


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  • Web of Science: Social Sciences Citation Index™ (SSCI)
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents®/Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Social SciSearch®
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • EMBiology
  • ProQuest databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
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