Dr. Rebecca Katz

Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University


Dr. Rebecca Katz is a Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center. She teaches courses on global health diplomacy, global health security, and emerging infectious diseases in the School of Foreign Service. Prior to coming to Georgetown in 2016, she spent ten years at The George Washington University as faculty in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Since 2007, much of her work has been on the domestic and global implementation of the International Health Regulations as well as global governance of public health emergencies. She has authored over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts, and three books in addition to numerous op eds, blogs, white papers and book chapters. 

From 2004 to 2019, Dr. Katz was a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to the Biological Weapons Convention, pandemic influenza and disease surveillance.

In 2019, Dr. Katz co-convened the first international scientific conference on global health security, bringing together over 900 participants from around the world to form a community of practice, and is working with her colleagues in Australia to plan to follow up conference in 2021.

Dr. Katz received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, an M.P.H. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Dr. Rebecca Katz

Speaker Session

Speaker Sessions

Day 1
11:05 AM EST

Session III: Looking Backwards to Go Forwards – 25 Years of Expert Reports in the Health Security Net

Join as we debut the Health Security Net, an online, searchable database with over 1,200 global reports chronicling 25 years of pandemic preparedness policy, the most comprehensive repository of its kind ever built to guide scholars and policymakers as they navigate future pandemics.