About Dr. Horney
Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH, is an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, a faculty fellow of the Hazards Reduction and Recovery Center in the Texas A&M University College of Architecture and the public health and environment lead of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, part of Texas A&M'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.
She was a member of a team of public health practitioners who responded to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, Irene, and Harvey 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.
Dr. Horney received her Master of Public Health and doctorate in epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research focused on the role of social factors in decision making during disasters.
Vital Record news coverage
Researchers compare pollution before and after Hurricane Harvey
Recent years have seen rising interest in improving post-disaster research, with calls for more and better studies coming from the academic community
February 8, 2018
Identifying factors affecting public health department perceptions of public health preparedness capabilities
Departments acknowledge their own deficiencies, affirm importance of partnerships and using capabilities as a guide
October 11, 2017
A whole community approach to disaster recovery
Protecting the public’s health from disasters
September 1, 2017