Nina M. Gannon
DVM, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
M.S., Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa
B.S., Bacteriology and Zoology, Iowa State University
Dr. Nina M. Gannon is an assistant professor of public health sciences teaching the capstone course, PHP 594 Research Topics for the MPS in Homeland Security - PHP Option. For the course, research topics are varied and range from cybersecurity to global health security. In May 2016, she was appointed associate director of the MPS in Homeland Security - PHP Option. Dr. Gannon's interests include early breast cancer detection for women in lower socioeconomic groups, environmental risk factors and very low birth weight infants, public health preparedness, and homeland security.
C. James Holliman
MD, Washington University School of Medicine
B.S., Zoology, Duke University
Dr. James Holliman has been in full-time emergency medicine clinical practice for more than 34 years. His central long-term career interest has been developing the specialty of emergency medicine in other countries and in helping students, residents, and faculty obtain international clinical experience. Dr. Holliman has also provided training courses for the U.S. military and NATO, and has been involved with counterterrorism and mass casualty management training in a number of countries. He has also been a paramedic system medical director for more than 30 years.
VMD, Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Agricultural Economics and Operations Research, Penn State
B.S., Biology, Bowling Green State
Dr. Eugene Lengerich teaches epidemiology, outbreak investigation, health assessment, and disease mapping, and advises students in their independent research. His research is in global health security and infectious disease control, especially prevention of disease transmission across international borders. He also advises medical and public health students on community health assessment and public health preparedness in South America. Prior to joining Penn State, he conducted outbreak investigations in infectious and parasitic diseases with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
B.V.S., Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Queensland
M.Sc., Wild Animal health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Zoonotic Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
M.P.H., Epidemiology, International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Gavin Macgregor-Skinner has more than 25 years of technical experience in global health security. He has worked on GHS issues with U.S. and international governments, UN agencies, and the private sector in the United States, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. He has appeared on CNN, BBC, C-SPAN, and other news outlets to share his expertise in global health threats. He was an officer in the Australian and British militaries, was selected by the U.K. DfID for the Associate Professional Officer Scheme. He was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and was a Global Health Fellow at USAID.
MPS, Homeland Security, Public Health Option, Penn State
B.A., Neuroscience, Drew University
Jennifer Osetek instructs courses in public health preparedness, homeland security, weapons of mass destruction, and bioterrorism.
Ph.D., Exposure/Epidemiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Rutgers University
MD, Tongji Medical University, China
Dr. Zhengmin Qian has years of experience working as an environmental epidemiologist both in China and in the United States. His research areas of focus include maternal and child health, global health, environmental health, and exposure assessment. Currently, Dr. Qian and his colleagues are building three large cohort studies in China. He has taught Principles of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Public Health Evaluation of Disasters and Bioterrorism, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Contemporary Issues in Global Health, and Applied Data Management.
D.Ed., Adult Education/Public Administration, Penn State
P.A., Albany Medical College
Dr. Bruce Rudy's research interests include disaster management preparation and education, emergency management, and pre-hospital death investigation.