Rigorous assessments of public health systems’ resilience and preparedness are essential for accountability, quality improvement, and resource mobilization. In this seminar, Michael Stoto, professor emeritus in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Georgetown University’s School of Health, reviewed recent developments in approaches to and tools for measuring and assessing public health emergency preparedness. Stoto then discussed how these tools are being used, focusing especially on the European region.
This event was open to all Georgetown University faculty, students, staff, and affiliates.
This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health Science and Security, the School of Health’s Department of Health Management and Policy, and the Global Health Institute.
Michael Stoto is professor emeritus in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Health at Georgetown University. A statistician, epidemiologist, and health services researcher, his research focuses on public health systems, especially with regard to emergency preparedness, infectious disease policy, and drug and vaccine safety. During the COVID-19 pandemic, his research has focused on surveillance and data systems and other aspects of public health policy and practice from the local to global level. He is working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the University of Bologna on the assessment of public health emergency capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications of the monitoring and assessment of public health emergency preparedness.
Photo courtesy of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control