Modernizing Global Health Security to Prevent, Detect, and Respond

Modernizing Global Health Security to Prevent, Detect, and Respond

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Scott McNabb, Affan Shaikh, Carol Haley
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909457

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Modernizing Global Health Security to Prevent, Detect, and Respond explores the history of public health surveillance, current governance and legal structures. The book explores global public health and the challenges in preventing, detecting and responding to emerging threats. It describes a vision for the future of global public health, with an aim of charting a  way forward that includes an understanding that epidemics are expected, but pandemics are preventable. Major topics covered include global health security, epidemic/pandemic prevention, detection and response, One Health and zoonosis, virus outbreaks of Ebola, Zika, MERS-CoV and COVID-19, manmade public health threats and environmental health, and more.This book provides the context researchers, practitioners and graduate-level students need in public health to better understand what was, what is and what could be for global health security.

Key Features

  • Highlights emerging threats to public health (e.g., disease, climate change, antibiotic resistance, PFAS)
  • Discusses new approaches to global health security
  • Leverages technological innovations to advance public health
  • Includes practical examples and case studies from around the world


Researchers and practitioners in public health and infectious diseases, epidemiologists, technologists, policy makers, one health specialists, veterinary public health specialists, Public health graduate students

Table of Contents

  • I. Emerging Diseases in our Globalized World
    II. Unifying the World Against Diseases
    III. Safeguarding the World through Eradication
    IV. Searching for an Integrated Approach
    V. Facing the Challenge of Viral Sovereignty
    VI. Setting a Strategic Agenda for Global Health Security
    VII. Addressing Man-made Epidemics
    VIII. Considering Ethics and Human Security
    IX. Reforming in the Wake of Ebola, Zika, MERS, and COVID-19
    X. Envisioning Smart Power for Global Health Security

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909457

About the Editors

Scott McNabb

Prior to joining the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and serving the 2-year EIS residency in New Orleans, LA, Dr. McNabb PhD, MS, worked for 13 years at the Oklahoma State Health Department. Since 1993, most of his professional efforts have focused on supporting those in underdeveloped, underserved global settings. Before retirement from CDC in 2010, he served as Associate Director for Science; Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office; Office for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. From 2006 – 2008, he directed the Division of Integrated Surveillance Systems and Services, National Center for Public Health Informatics, CDC. He is Research Professor and Director of the King Abdullah Fellowship Program ( at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. Teaching two classes, GH 504 Effective Oral Presentations for Public Health Professionals and GH 592 Successful Scientific Writing for Public Health Professionals, he also teaches in a short-course format: Successful Scientific Writing and Effective Oral Communications and in the University of Michigan Graduate Summer Session. Having mentored 19 students through their M.P.H. or Ph.D., plus 14 fellows through the CDC Public Health Prevention Specialists program, he is jointly appointed in the Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Epidemiology. He holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Promoted to Distinguished Consultant in 2005 and nominated for the 2005 CDC Charles C. Shepard Award, he completed the 2004 Senior Executive Services (SES) candidate development program and is certified by the Office of Personnel Management. Dr. McNabb serves on the Editorial Board, Epidemiology and Global Health and in private practice as a Board Member of Ascel Bio, LLC; Senior Consultant and Managing Partner, Public Health Practice, LLC (; and Senior Consultant, Global Strategies, LLC (

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Highlands, NC, USA

Affan Shaikh

Affan T. Shaikh is a public health professional with interests in disease prevention and health systems strengthening. With over seven years of professional experience, Affan’s work engages multilateral stakeholders including inter- and intra- governmental organizations, academic intuitions, NGOs, and communities in building local public health capacities, improving health outcomes, and increasing access. He has worked on the ground across 22 different countries, and during the peak of the MERS-CoV outbreak in Saudi Arabia and following the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. More recently he has supported the Africa CDC with their COVID-19 response through innovative public health applications. Through his work, Affan is driven to strengthen health systems using evidence-based research. He has had numerous teaching engagements with Emory University, the University of Michigan, and Columbia University, where he has taught courses on public health surveillance, oral communication, and scientific writing. He has successfully consulted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous Ministries of Health throughout Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, and the World Health Organization. In addition to consulting, he serves as a Visiting Scientist for the National Academy of Sciences and as an International Board Member to the Saudi Arabia Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Affan holds an MPH in International Health from Boston University and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Public Health Practice, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Carol Haley

Carol Haley works in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health in Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

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