Jennifer Horney

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Founding Director and Professor, Program in Epidemiology

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: horney@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Associated Projects | CV/Resume


Jennifer Horney is Professor and Founding Director of the Epidemiology Program and Core Faculty at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. She also serves as the Interim Director of the Partnership for Healthy Communities, a member of the University’s Community Engagement Initiative. Her research focuses on measuring the health impacts of disasters. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Dr. Horney recently completed her service as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Preparedness and Response and the National Academies of Science’s Gulf Research Program Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) committee. She is currently a member of the CDC’s Technical Workgroup on Improving Processes for Identifying and Reporting Disaster-Related Deaths.
Dr. Horney has led interdisciplinary research projects funded by many federal agencies and was part of the public health response to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, Irene, and Harvey where she conducted rapid assessments of disaster impacts on health. She has provided technical assistance to public health agencies globally around disasters, emerging disease outbreaks, and pandemic planning and response. She is the author of 3 books and more than 250 peer-reviewed articles.


Jennifer Horney’s Associated Research Projects