Trudy Henson

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Trudy Henson is the Public Health Program Director for the University of Maryland Center for Health Homeland Security. In her ten years at CHHS, Ms. Henson has worked to expand the Centers expertise on public health emergency (PHE) law and policy, working with public health and emergency management agencies. Her PHE experience includes numerous legal handbooks and guides on PHE law in a variety of contexts, such as for state health agencies or transportation organizations. Ms. Hensons work typically focuses on the types of legal and policy responses and plans needed for PHEs, from man-made disasters, to Ebola, to seasonal flu. She has written about mass fatality planning and legal considerations, and helped develop one of the first alternate care site plans of its kind. She has conducted numerous 50-state legal surveys for gap analyses of emergency management and PHE law-related issues, and drafted recommended legislation to address regulatory or statutory gaps. Ms. Henson is an Adjunct Professor at the Maryland Carey Law, where she teaches Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response, and also teaches for the Masters of Science in Law program.