Jennifer Nuzzo is a Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University’s School of Public Health.
She is also a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An epidemiologist by training, her work focuses on global health security, public health preparedness and response, and health systems resilience.
Together with colleagues from the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Economist Intelligence Unit, she coleads the development of the first‐ever Global Health Security Index, which benchmarks 195 countries’ public health and healthcare capacities and capabilities, their commitment to international norms and global health security financing, and their socioeconomic, political, and environmental risk environments.
She also directs the Outbreak Observatory, which conducts, in partnership with frontline public health practitioners, operational research to improve outbreak preparedness and response.
She is currently a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Preparedness and Response. Nuzzo received a DrPH in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an SM in environmental health from Harvard University, and a BS in environmental sciences from Rutgers University.