Health is a Global Issue //
Global travel and international commerce have changed the face of public health. An outbreak in a remote corner of the world can be on your street corner within a day. People now do business around the world, demanding an understanding of myriad health threats. Headlines reporting SARS, MERS, Ebola, and other exotic diseases are increasingly common. The World Health Organization has documented an unprecedented rate of new health threats – more than one novel disease emergence a year for the past 40 years. In the face of this, solid understanding of international health is an increasingly necessary skill.
Roscoe Moore, DVM, PhD, DSc
Dr. Roscoe Moore is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He is the CEO and Vice Chairman of the Global Flu Consortium. As both adistinguished epidemiologist and veterinarian, Dr.Moore is particularly well positioned to help guide business planning and response to communicable diseases. Dr. Moore offers deep experience and leadership through service that includes responsibilities as former Assistant United States Surgeon General and as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service. A world-renowned expert in epidemiology, Dr. Moore has been involved in the surveillance of emerging and re-emerging diseases worldwide as well as bioterrorism issues and the safety of bioengineered foods. Dr. Moore was the top ranking veterinarian in the Uniformed Services and served as the Associate Director for Development Support and African Affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this capacity, Dr. Moore was the principal liaison between HHS and ministries of health for 53 countries in Africa, focusing on developing infrastructure and technical support to deliver preventive and curative human health needs for the continent. Dr. Moore has a PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University, an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a BS degree from Tuskegee Institute; he also has received an honorary DSc degree from Tuskegee University in recognition of his distinguished public health career. Dr. Moore has written or co-authored over 100 publications covering a broad range of public health issues.