John-Martin Lowe, PhD

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inter-professional Health Security Training and Education

Associate Professor of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health
Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary


Research interests

John Lowe, PhD serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Security Training and Education, Director of Research for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, Executive Council for the Global Center for Health Security and Associate Professor with the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.  Dr. Lowe has peer reviewed papers in molecular virology, industrial hygiene and environmental exposure assessment, focusing on environmental microbiology and disrupting transmission of highly infectious diseases. He currently serves as primary investigator on multiple extramural and his research has helped to determine national policies, procedures, and best practices to treat patients with Ebola virus disease and other highly infectious diseases. Specific areas of focus include patient transportation, waste handling/disposal, patient discharge, patient remains, PPE donning and doffing, decontamination, etc. Dr. Lowe holds leadership roles in several organizations and centers, such as the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, the National Quarantine Unit, the National Ebola Training and Education Center, and the National Health Security Training Center. John is Co-PI of the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative, a NIEHS funded consortium.  Dr. Lowe has funded projects associated with addressing and disrupting the spread of highly infectious diseases through laboratory capacity building and clinical trials in West Africa as well as research initiatives with Department of Defense to optimize high-level isolation systems.

Selected Publications

Professional Affiliations

American Public Health Association
American Society of Microbiology
Public Health Association of Nebraska