Catherine Z. Worsnop is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Her research examines the role of international organizations in human security issues, with a focus on global health security. Current projects examine international cooperation during global health emergencies and state compliance with WHO's International Health Regulations. Her work on these topics has been published in The Review of International Organizations and Global Health Governance. Other ongoing projects address international cooperation in the areas of human trafficking and building domestic outbreak response capacity.
Worsnop holds a PhD in Politics from Brandeis University (2016) and a BA in Government from Colby College (2008). Before joining the University of Maryland she was an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Department at Worcester State University. Previously, she worked with the Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care (now the Leadership Consortium for Value & Science-Driven Health Care) at the National Academies and MIT's Seminar XXI program.