Dr. Noreen Hynes has over 35 years of medical and public health experience in both international and domestic settings. Her career has encompassed basic and applied research, epidemiology, public health, clinical medicine, and the regulatory aspects of medical countermeasures for emerging infectious diseases.
Dr. Hynes has been affiliated with The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Schools of Medicine and Public Health University since 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine (part time) in the School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and is jointly appointed in the School of Public Health in the Department of International Health. Since 2009, Dr. Hynes has served as the director of the new Geographic Medicine Center in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Tropical & Travel Medicine Service, and as the Baltimore Site Director for the CDC-sponsored GeoSentinel Surveillance System. Dr. Hynes serves as the Director for Research and the Associate Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital BioContainment Unit.
Dr. Hynes' research interests focus on infectious diseases at the clinical-public health interface in resource-constrained settings in both tropical and temperate regions. Her research focuses on tropical diseases, including those that or zoonoses or high-consequence pathogens. Her research focuses on these pathogens including examining deliberate and naturally-occurring exposures/outcomes, the epidemiology and control of emerging infectious diseases, and collaboration on vaccine clinical trials conducted by the Center for Immunization Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.