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CEPAR
Johns Hopkins University
5801 Smith Avenue
Davis Building ยท Suite 3220
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: 410.735.6450
Fax: 410.735.6440
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Welcome to CEPAR
Johns Hopkins Disaster Planning and Response


CEPAR: Leading Johns Hopkins in Preparedness and Response

Schuelen Kelen

Overseeing Institution-wide Planning and Response for Disasters and Public Health Threats

CEPAR oversees enterprise-wide planning and response to disasters or other emergencies that may effect the entire Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University systems. The CEPAR director is Gabe Kelen, M.D. (right) and the executive director is Jim Scheulen, MBA (left).


CEPAR's Research Arm: PACER

The Johns Hopkins National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Critical Event Response is CEPAR's research arm. PACER is engaged in research projects which will improve national security and response to major disasters. Among its projects, PACER has developed disaster planning and flu forecasting apps. The web-based apps are free on the PACER web site.

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Disaster Preparedness Training and Expertise

CEPAR has expertise available for:

  • Disaster training and response.
  • Organizing table-top exercises.
  • Consulting on emergency preparedness and more.

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