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.
Byron Kunst is a research intern in collaboration with the Uniformed Services Comprehensive Student Training Program (USCSTP). He is currently assisting the USU National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Heath on a project that assesses the state of competency based education in higher education institutions as well as collaborating with other NCDMPH staff on other ongoing projects. Byron grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Walt Whitman High School with an AP scholar award and Certificate of Merit from Montgomery County Public Schools. Byron is now seeking a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science at The University of Maryland. At Maryland, Byron participated in The Global Public Health Scholars Program during his Freshman and Sophomore years which sparked his interest in the field of public health. Byron has also had practicum experience conducting research with underserved special needs children and is very active on campus with prevention of sexual assault as he works in part with the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life to organize many of the sexual assault prevention programs that are offered at the University. After graduation in the Fall of 2018, he plans to apply to medical school to pursue a career in practicing family medicine.