David R.Franz, D.V.M.,Ph.D.
VP/Chief Bio.Scientist,
Midwest Research Institute
Dir, National Agricultural Biosecurity Ctr, Kansas State U.
Deputy Dir , Ctr for Emergency Care Preparedness, U Al- Birm

Susan P.McGrath, PhD
Associate Research Professor of Engineering and Lecturer
Thayer School of Engineering
Director, Emergency Readiness and Response Research Center, Institute for Security Technology Studies

Peter Robbie

Kendall L.Hoyt, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Fellow at the International Security Program at Harvard

Joseph M. Rosen, M.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth/
Plastic Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Panel: Disaster Planning

Readings: see Readings page:

Susan McGrath: Bio

Susan McGrath is Director of Emergency Readiness and Response Research Center at Dartmouth's Institute for Security Technology Studies and Associate Research Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. Susan received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 1988 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1990 and 1996, respectively. Her graduate research focused on biomedical instrumentation and biomedical image processing and classification. Susan worked at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, New Jersey, from 1984-1997. Her work there as a Senior Technologist involved research and development of technologies to support aircraft carrier based applications such as aircraft tracking and identification and shipboard robotics. Susan worked for Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) in Camden, New Jersey from 1998 until she joined Dartmouth College in August 2000. While at ATL, her research focused on mobile intelligent agents for military applications. Her current research interests include mobile computing and intelligent software applications for biomedical, emergency management and command and control applications. Her research is supported by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command and the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Institute for Security Technology Studies http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/

The Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS) at Dartmouth College is dedicated to pursuing interdisciplinary research and education for cyber security and emergency response technology.

ISTS strengthens our homeland security through research, education and outreach programs that focus on technology critical for cyber security and emergency preparedness and response.  ISTS nurtures leaders and scholars, educates students and the community, and collaborates with its partners to deploy technology to benefit our community and to better understand technology's impact on our security.

ISTS is also a member of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), which is a nationwide consortium of leading cyber security research and development organizations including universities, federally funding labs and non-profit organizations. The goals of the I3P (www.thei3P.org) are to address research and policy-related aspects of the vulnerabilities inherent in the information infrastructure, bring experts together to identify and mitigate threats aimed at the U.S. information infrastructure, and promote collaboration and information sharing among academia, industry and government.

Kendall Hoyt - Bio:


Kendall Hoyt is a Fellow at the International Security Program at Harvard University. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. She studies U.S. biodefense policy and R&D strategy. She is currently writing a book on the history of military-industrial relations in vaccine innovation and biodefense research.


David Franz - Bio

Dr. Franz served in the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for 23 of 27 years on active duty and retired as Colonel.  He served as Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and as Deputy Commander of the Medical Research and Materiel Command.  Prior to joining the Command, he served as Group Veterinarian for the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Dr. Franz was the Chief Inspector on three United Nations Special Commission biological warfare inspection missions to Iraq and served as technical advisor on long-term monitoring.  He also served as a member of the first two US-UK teams that visited Russia in support of the Trilateral Joint Statement on Biological Weapons and as a member of the Trilateral Experts’ Committee for biological weapons negotiations.

Dr. Franz was Technical Editor for the Textbook of Military Medicine on Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare released in 1997.  Current committee appointments include the Defense Intelligence Agency Red Team Bio-Chem 2020, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Committee for Research with Russian Biological Institutes (chair), the NAS Committee on International Security and Arms Control, the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. 

Dr. Franz holds an adjunct appointment as Professor for the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council.  He also holds an adjunct appointment as Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Franz serves as a Senior Fellow in the Combating Terrorism Center of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Dr. Franz holds a D.V.M. from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Baylor College of Medicine.


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