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Noreen A. Hynes, M.D., M.P.H.

National Preparedness and Response Science Board Member

Dr. Noreen Hynes has more than 40 years of medical and public health experience in both international and domestic settings. She is a physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, tropical medicine and epidemiology. Prior to her medical education, Dr. Hynes served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia, as a Foreign Service Officer in Mali and Cote d’Ivoire, and received a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University. After earning a M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Dr. Hynes completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital. As a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Hynes her duty stations include Atlanta (Epidemic Intelligence Service), Colorado, Arkansas, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Following the events of late 2001, she served as senior advisor to the Vice President of the United States for Medicine and Public Health (Homeland Security). Prior to retirement from government service in 2007, Dr. Hynes was the deputy assistant secretary for Photograph of Noreen A. Hynes, M.D., M.P.H.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and the director of the Office of Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Since 1997, Dr. Hynes has been on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She directs the Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases focused on clinical service, education, and research; she is the associate medical director of the Biocontainment Unit of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a unit focused on the care of patients with high consequence pathogens, such as Ebola. At the School of Public Health, Dr. Hynes co-directs the infectious diseases concentration in the master of public health program and co-directs teaches a course on chemical and biological weapons. Her research focuses on vaccine-preventable diseases, tropical diseases, zoonotic infections, and high consequence pathogens.

National Biodefense Science Board

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