Jennifer Horney is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Public Health, a Faulty Fellow of the Hazards Reduction and Recovery Center in the College of Architecture, and the Public Health Program Lead of the Resilience and Climate Change Cooperative Project, part of the University’s Environmental Grand Challenge. Dr. Horney’s research focuses on measuring the health impacts of disasters, as well as the linkages between disaster planning and household actions related to preparedness, response, and recovery.
Dr. Horney received her PhD and MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research focused on the role of social factors in decision making during disasters. She currently leads research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Academies of Sciences, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state, and local agencies.
Dr. Horney was a member of a team of public health practitioners who responded to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, and Irene, where she conducted rapid assessments of disaster impact on the public health of individuals and communities. She has also provided technical assistance to public health agencies globally around disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, and pandemic influenza planning and response.