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Councilor

Councilor Dr. Shelley A. Hearne

Present Position
Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management
Education
1994 DrPH in Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University School of Public Health, Columbia, New York
1988 M.P.H. in Environmental Sciences, Columbia University School of Public Health, Columbia, New York
1983 B.A., Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Professional appointments
2008–2012 Managing Director, The Pew Health Group, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
2006–Present Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
2001–2006 Founding Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health, Washington, D.C.
1999–2005 Visiting Scholar, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
1999–2001 Executive Director, Pew Environmental Health Commission, Baltimore, M.D.
1993–1998 Program Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1990–1993 Acting Director and Bureau Chief, Office of Pollution Prevention, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, New Jersey
1988–1989 Research Scientist, Division of Science and Research, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, New Jersey
1986–1988 Graduate Research Assistant, Columbia University School of Public Health, Columbia, New York
1983–1986 Science Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York City, New York
Honors, awards and scholarly activities
2007 Distinguished Service Award, Environmental Health Section's annual award to an "outstanding environmental health leader who has assisted the section and the profession," American Public Health Association
2006 The Senator Frank Lautenberg Award
2006 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University School of Public health graduation speaker
2006 Keynote Speaker for the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health Hooding Ceremony (graduation)
2006 Delta Omega Society member, Alpha Eta Chapter, elected 2006
2004 Delta Omega Curricula Award for the class, Issues in Health Advocacy
Professional societies
Council on Education for Public Health
Chair, Site Visit Team, Harvard University School of Public Health (2009)
Chair, Site Visit Team, Yale University, School of Public Health (2006)
Vice President of the Board, (1999)
Councilor (1995-1998)
American Public Health Association
Executive Board Chair (2003)
Vice Chair (2002)
Board member (1999-2002)
Member, Governing Council (1994-1997)
Selected publications
  1. Hearne S. Averting a Potential Post-Antibiotic Era, “Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Global Health and Novel Intervention Strategies: Workshop Summary. Forum on Microbial Threats.” Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC. 2010
  2. Hearne S, “Reducing State Variability in Health Emergency Preparedness Through Federal Standards, Enforcement, and Public Accountability: Lessons from the Environmental Field.” Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease: Workshop Summary. National Research Council. Washington, DC. 2007.
  3. Hearne S, Segal L, Earls M, Juliano C, Stephens T. Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2005. Trust for America’s Health. Washington, DC. 2005.
  4. Hamburg M, Hearne S, Levi J, Elliott K, Segal L, Earls M. A Killer Flu? Scientific Experts Estimate that “Inevitable” Major Epidemic of New Influenza Virus Strain Could Result in Millions of Deaths if Preventive Actions Are Not Taken. Trust for America’s Health. Washington, DC. 2005.
  5. Hearne S, Hamburg MA, Segal L. 2004. Commentary: SARS and Its Implications for US Public Health Policy: “We’ve Been Lucky.” Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 2(2).