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As of January 31, 2020, this website will no longer be available.

If you are currently registered for any courses, please complete them by January 31, 2020. Please also download any certificates you may need prior to that date.

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness field is constantly evolving and the Center no longer has funding to update and maintain these online courses. We appreciate your interest and participation in our online courses over the years and wish you all the best!

Center for Public Health Preparedness

Our Mission

The mission of the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is to improve the capacity of the public health workforce to respond to current and emerging public health threats with a focus on bioterrorism and infectious disease outbreaks.


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About the Center

In September 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with the Association of Schools of Public Health to develop a national network of public health preparedness centers. Funded by CDC since 2002, the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness provides highly relevant emergency preparedness training, resources, and assistance to public health professionals and their community response partners across New York State and the nation. The Center has established itself as a national leader in the production of high-quality, award-winning educational programs, including in-person trainings, satellite and archived presentations, interactive, web-based training and academic courses. The Center also provides technical assistance related to planning and implementing drills and exercises, as well as evaluation support for all the above activities.

For more information about the Center and upcoming events, please visit our new website. Links to enduring resources — including our broadcast library and interactive online courses in our eLearning Center — can be accessed by buttons on the left.

The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cooperative agreement 5 U90 TP224249. The contents of these programs are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.


Our Staff

Edward Waltz, Ph.D.
Center Director

Dr. Waltz is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior and Associate Director of the University at Albany Prevention Research Center. He holds a Ph.D. from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY) and conducted postdoctoral work at Syracuse University. He has worked in public health for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining the School, he held a management position at the Onondaga County Health Department where he developed the Surveillance and Statistics Program.

Christine McCrary
Research Administrator, The Research Foundation (SUNY)


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Our website and online courses are developed in partnership with PDP's Instructional Technologies Unit. For more information about PDP services and staff, please visit their website at http://www.pdp.albany.edu.


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