Dr. Laura H. Kahn is a physician and research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs. Her education and training span nursing, medicine, public health, and public policy. She is the author of Who’s in Charge? Leadership during epidemics, bioterror attacks, and other public health crises. Originally published in 2009 by Praeger Security International, a second edition has been issued in 2020 with a new preface discussing leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She published Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine in April 2006 in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases that helped launch the One Health Initiative which seeks to improve the health of all species by increasing communication and collaboration between human, animal, and environmental/ecosystem health specialists.