Dr. Jeff Freeman is a Visiting Scholar in the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH), and currently serves as the Senior Scientist for Disaster Health in the National Health Mission Area of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), which is the nation’s largest and longest serving University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Dr. Freeman’s primary responsibilities include the development of a Disaster Health Initiative for JHU/APL in support of the United States Government (USG). The mission of his initiative is to enhance USG engagement in disasters by providing health enabling solutions and capabilities aimed at achieving a rapid, coordinated, and effective response. In addition to the Applied Physics Lab, Dr. Freeman is faculty in the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, and was previously selected as an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow by the Center for Health Security.
Alex Lovallo studied Exercise Science at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida where he received his Bachelors Degree. Alex is a certified personal trainer, and has previously worked to coordinate Operations and Risk Management at the Bobby E. Leach Recreation Center at FSU. He is currently working as a Junior Analyst under Dr. Keim, as a Research Associate in data collection and analysis. Alex's passion is for health, fitness, and Public Health and would ultimately like to pursue further education both in Public Health and in Sport Science Master's programs.