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. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Freeman was a research fellow in the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB) of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Freeman’s formal academic training includes a PhD in Environmental Health and Engineering from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a MPH in Global Health from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and continuing education as part of Stanford University’s Biomedical Informatics Program. Dr. Freeman’s current research interests include the provision of medical services in austere and complex environmental settings, and technological innovation for achieving real-time situational awareness in disasters.