Anita Cicero, JD, is Deputy Director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security where she helps to lead strategic planning, program development, budgeting, and health security policy development.
public health law; epidemic and pandemic preparedness policy; global catastrophic biological risk issues; biosecurity; bio surveillance; international disease surveillance
Experiences & Accomplishments
Ms. Cicero is Deputy Director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Senior Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a lawyer with 30 years of experience. At the Center, Ms. Cicero helps to lead strategic planning, program development, budgeting, and health security policy development. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Health Security, the leading peer-reviewed journal in this field.
Ms. Cicero greatly expanded the Center’s efforts in epidemic preparedness policy, global catastrophic biological risk issues, and international programs to engage constructively with other countries and regions in collaborative efforts to address biosecurity threats. Ms. Cicero has launched a number of initiatives to improve mutual understanding of health security issues with countries including India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and the People’s Republic of China. She has also worked on projects to assess and improve Taiwan’s preparedness for public health emergencies.