Jonathan M. Links, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Radiology and Radiological Science, Emergency Medicine, Public Safety Leadership, Civil Engineering and Business
Vice Provost and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, The Johns Hopkins University
Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response
Jonathan M. Links, Ph.D., is a medical physicist with a B.A. in medical physics from the University of California, Berkeley (1977), and a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from The Johns Hopkins University (1983). Dr. Links is currently a professor of environmental health sciences in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint professorial appointments in health policy and management at the school of public health, in radiology and radiological science and in emergency medicine at the school of medicine, in public safety leadership at the school of education, in civil engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and in business at Carey Business School.
Dr. Links is the university’s vice provost and chief risk and compliance officer. In this role, he is responsible for its institutional risk management program, which includes the compliance program; the crisis management program; the health, safety and environment program; and the insurance program.
Dr. Links directs the Center for Public Health Preparedness, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded center focusing on disaster mental health and public health systems research, training, and professional practice. He is also deputy director of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, which is responsible for all disaster planning for the university and health system.
Dr. Links was the lead author on the analysis of Baltimore City’s response to the April 2015 civil unrest contracted by the mayor’s office.
Dr. Links is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. He is a past president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, a 16,000-member professional medical society that deals with the use of radioactivity and radiation in medicine. Dr. Links is currently Baltimore City’s emergency preparedness expert, working with the health, fire and police departments.
Dr. Links’ interests include emergency management and disaster preparedness and response, medical imaging-based biomarkers, and radiation dosimetry and risk assessment. He has published more than 135 original scientific papers and one textbook.
Education and Professional Preparation
|2015-Present||Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School|
|2015-Present||Vice Provost and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, The Johns Hopkins University|
|2015-Present||Joint Appointment, Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering|
|2013-2015||Chief Risk Officer, The Johns Hopkins University|
|2011-2012||Senior Adviser for University Crisis and Risk Management, The Johns Hopkins University|
|2010-Present||Joint Appointment, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|2009-Present||Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education|
|2007-Present||Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response|
|2007-2013||Deputy Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|2006-2010||Co-Founder and Area Leader (Health and the Environment), Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology|
|2005-Present||Joint Appointment, Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
|2004-Present||Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|1998-Present||Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|1989-1998||Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health|
|1983-1989||Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health|
|1983-Present||Joint Appointment, Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
|1979-1983||Research Scientist, Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
Awards and Honors
|1983||Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health|
|1993||Teaching Quality Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|1995||Advising, Teaching, and Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|2000||Advising, Teaching, and Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|2003||Excellence in Online Teaching Award (Best Instructor), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|2006||Golden Apple (Best Instructor), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|2007||Cofounders Award, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation|
|2011||Election to National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements|
|2012||Stebbins Medal, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
- Barnett DJ, Taylor HA, Hodge JG, Links JM. Resource allocation on the frontlines of public health preparedness and response: Report of a summit on legal and ethical issues. Public Health Reports 124: 295-303, 2009
- Barnett DJ, Balicer RD, Thompson CB, Storey JD, Omer SB, Semon NL, Bayer S, Cheek LV, Gateley KW, Lanza KM, Norbin JA, Slemp CC, Links JM. Assessment of local public health workers' willingness to respond to pandemic influenza through application of the extended parallel process model. PLoS ONE 4:e6365, 2009
- Barnett DJ, Levine R, Thompson CB, Wijetunge GU, Oliver AL, Bentley MA, Neubert PD, Pirrallo RG, Links JM, Balicer RD. Gauging U.S. emergency medical services workers’ willingness to respond to pandemic influenza using a threat- and efficacy-based assessment framework. PLoS ONE 5: e9856, 2010
- McCabe OL, Barnett DJ, Taylor HG, Links JM. “Ready, Willing, and Able:” A framework for assessing preparedness. Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness 4: 161-168, 2010
- Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, Errett NA, Semon NL, Anderson MK, Ferrell JL, Freiheit JM, Hudson R, Koch MM, McKee M, Mejia-Echeverry A, Spitzer J, Balicer RD, Links JM. Determinants of emergency response willingness in the local public health workforce by jurisdictional and scenario patterns: A cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health 12: 164, 2012
- McCabe OL, DiClemente CC, Links JM. Applying Behavioral Science to Workforce Challenges in the Public Health Emergency Preparedness System. American Journal of Disaster Medicine 7: 155-166, 2012
- Everly GS, Barnett DJ, Links JM. The Johns Hopkins Model of Psychological First Aid (RAPID – PFA): Curriculum development and content validation. Int J Emerg Mental Health 14: 95-103, 2012
- McCabe OL, Perry C, Azur M, Taylor HG, Gwon H, Mosley A, Semon N, Links JM. Guided preparedness planning with lay communities: Enhancing capacity of rural emergency response through a systems-based partnership. Prehosp Disaster Med 28: 1-8, 2013
- McCabe OL, Everly GS, Brown LM, Wendelboe AM, Hamid NHA, Tallchief VL, Links JM. Psychological first aid: A consensus-derived, empirically supported, competency-based training model. Am J Public Health 104: 621-628, 2014
- O. Lee McCabe, Natalie L. Semon, Jeffrey M. Lating, George S. Everly Jr, Charlene J. Perry, Suzanne Straub Moore,, Adrian M. Mosley, Carol B. Thompson, Jonathan M. Links. An Academic/Government/Faith Partnership to Build Disaster Mental Health Preparedness and Community Resilience: Program Description and Lessons Learned. Public Health Reports 129: 96-106, 2014
- Jacobson EU, Inglesby T, Khan AS, Rajotte JC, Burhans RL, Slemp CC, Links JM. Design of the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Biosecurity Bioterrorism 12: 122-131, 2014
- Everly GS, McCabe OL, Semon NL, Thompson CB, Links JM. The development of a model of psychological first aid for non-mental health trained public health personnel: The Johns Hopkins RAPID-PFA. J Public Health Management Practice 20: S24-S29, 2014
- O. Lee McCabe, Natalie L. Semon, Carol B. Thompson, Jeffrey M. Lating, George S. Everly, Charlene J. Perry, Suzanne Straub Moore, Adrian M. Mosley, Jonathan M. Links. Building a National Model of Public Mental Health Preparedness and Community Resilience: Validation of a Dual-Intervention, Systems-Based Approach. Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness 8: 511-526, 2014