Jocelyn J. Herstein, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor

Director, Sub-Sahara Africa Region, Global Center for Health Security
Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

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Jocelyn Herstein, PhD, MPH serves as the Program Coordinator for the Global Center for Health Security and Co-Course Director for the National Disaster Medical System’s Isolation, Simulation and Quarantine Training at UNMC. Her areas of research include highly hazardous communicable diseases and infection control, with focus on U.S. national preparedness infrastructure, transportation of patients with highly hazardous communicable diseases, and training and education.

Jocelyn’s research includes exposure assessment and developing and validating protocols for occupational health and safety in a high-level isolation setting. Jocelyn has been involved in the planning and evaluation of multiple international and national highly hazardous communicable disease transport and biocontainment patient care exercises, coordinated and trained ground transport teams on highly hazardous communicable disease transport, and co-led an initiative with the Department of Defense to optimize high-level isolation systems.

Previously, Jocelyn worked as a graduate assistant for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit during the 2014-2016 Ebola virus disease epidemic and led a national assessment to inventory capabilities, capacity, and best practices of the US hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers. Jocelyn is a trainer for the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Initiative (BIDTI), a NIEHS-funded consortium that provides health, infection control, and safety training related to highly infectious diseases to workers in various industries at a greater risk of occupational exposures.

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