Hayley Severance

Hayley Severance

Posted on August 16th, 2016 in people

Hayley Anne Severance is an Epidemiologist who currently serves as a support contractor in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction within DoD Policy.  Hayley is the biological threat reduction functional lead and the Global Health Security coordinator and is responsible for advising the Policy Director of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program on developing strategic guidance for the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) within the EUCOM, AFRICOM, CENTCOM, and PACOM areas of responsibility.  Hayley serves as the AO-level Policy lead for the DoD Global Health Security Agenda coordination cell and is responsible for refining messaging on the DoD role within GHSA, securing high-level DoD support for the Agenda, preparing senior leadership for international GHSA summits, and representing OSD Policy equities in GHSA fora.

Previously, Hayley served as the Epidemiology subject matter expert on the CBEP Biosurveillance Team for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Advisory and Assistance Support contract and as an operational research and development analyst at Georgetown University’s Project Argus, a disease prevention initiative focused on detecting catastrophic biological events on an international scale using open source media surveillance.  Hayley is a 2016 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) fellow. She holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.