Krista Hanni, M.S., Ph.D., has over 20 years’ experience in epidemiologic and public health research. She is the Program Manager for Surveillance and Preparedness for the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD). Dr. Hanni earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from UC Davis, and is trained in population assessment to interpret risk factor, disease and environmental data for evaluation and policy.
Dr. Tomás Aragón, M.D., Ph.D., is Principal Investigator & Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases & Emergency Readiness (CIDER) — a CDC Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) and a CDC Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC). Before CIDER, he was Deputy County Health Officer at the San Francisco Department of Public Health for 8 years where he directed communicable disease control, bioterrorism preparedness, and community health epidemiology.
1. What is it that you are most passionate about?
I am most passionate about Russian politics, history and culture and the war against global jihadism.
Fred Wehling is an Associate Professor for Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Fello
Dr. Sharad Joshi holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Monterey Institute in September 2006 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. At MIIS he has been a research associate at CNS and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP). His current research focuses on various facets of terrorism in South Asia, as well as nonproliferation issues in the region. Dr.
What is it that you are most passionate about?
Preventing the use by nations or terrorists of biological and chemical weapons and should this fail, have done what I can about local, state, federal, and international authorities being well prepared to meet the challenges posed by such events.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Bale is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). He also regularly teaches specialized courses on an adjunct basis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He obtained his BA in Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the University of Michigan, his MA in social movements and political sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and his PhD in contemporary European history at Berkeley.