Academic Centers of Public Health Preparedness Program
The Issue in Brief
Michael Stoto serves as the leader of the Measurement and Evaluation Core, Center for Public Health Preparedness at the Harvard School of Public Health. The Center is dedicated to enhancing preparedness in Massachusetts, Maine, and elsewhere by providing training on these key elements of preparedness for public health, public safety, and healthcare professionals.
In collaboration with Dr. Marcia Testa and Dr. Elena Savoia, Dr. Stoto will apply his expertise in analytical and quantitative methods for evaluating public health preparedness and will lead the Center’s overall evaluation efforts. Specifically, Dr. Stoto will contribute methodological advances in the area of public health preparedness evaluation and performance measurement.
Key elements of public health preparedness include regularly exercised plans, timely access to information, clear knowledge of individual and agency roles and responsibilities, reliable communications systems, and connectivity between and among responding agencies.