Jennifer Horney, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Manager, Research and Evaluation Unit
NC Institute for Public Health

Curriculum Vitae
NC Institute for Public Health
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

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2009 UNC-CH PhD, Epidemiology
2003 UNC-CH MPH, Public Health Leadership
EPID 750 Co-Instructor, Principles in Public Health Surveillance  
EPID 759 Co-Instructor, Field Epidemiology Methods  
Research interests

  • Global health
  • Health policy
  • Infectious diseases
  • Injury prevention
  • Public health practice
  • Women’s health
Staff/administrative responsibilities

Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH is the lead for the research an evaluation unit at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the University of North Carolina’s Institute for the Environment. Dr. Horney received her PhD and MPH from UNC where her research focuses on the role of social factors in decision making during disasters. She is also certified in public health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. She was a member of a team of public health practitioners who responded to Hurricanes Isabel, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, and Irene where she used Geographic Information Systems to conduct rapid assessments of disaster impact on the public health of individuals and communities. She has also provided technical assistance to public health agencies in Southeast Asia and Central America around infectious disease outbreaks and pandemic influenza planning and response.

Key publications
Horney JA, Davis MK, Davis SHE, Fleischauer A. (2013)
An evaluation of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in North Carolina, 2003-2010..
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine: vol.28(2), p.1-5.

Horney JA, Naimi A, Lyles W, Simon M, Salvesen D, Berke P. (2012)
Assessing the relationship between hazard mitigation plan quality and rural status in a cohort of 59 counties from 3 states in the Southern United States.
Challenges: vol.3(2), p.183-193.

Horney JA, Williams A, Hsia J, Zotti M (2012)
Cluster sampling with referral to improve the efficiency of estimating unmet needs among pregnant and postpartum women after disasters..
Women’s Health Issues: vol.22(3), p.253-527.

Horney JA, MacDonald PDM, Van Willigen M, Kaufman JS. (2012)
The importance of effect measure modification when using demographic variables to predict evacuation..
Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy (Available at rhcpp/vol3/iss1/art6/.): vol.3(1)

Bevc C, Markiewicz M, Hegle J, Horney JA, MacDonald PDM (2012)
Network-based Assessment of Brokerage Roles within the Hospital-Based Public Health Epidemiologist Program, North Carolina..
Public Health Management and Practice: vol.18(6), p.577-584.