Catherine Worsnop is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland-College Park. She is also a Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). Her research focuses on global governance and, specifically, the role of international organizations in global health security.
Current projects examine international cooperation during global health emergencies and state compliance with WHO's International Health Regulations. Work on these topics has been published or is forthcoming in The Review of International Organizations, Global Health Governance, and International Studies Perspectives. Other ongoing projects address international cooperation in the areas of climate change, human trafficking and building domestic outbreak response capacity. Dr. Worsnop holds a PhD in Politics from Brandeis University (2016) and a BA in Government from Colby College (2008). Before joining UMD, 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 a Value & Science-Driven Health System) at the National Academies.
Poorti Sapatnekar is a doctoral candidate at the School of Public Policy. She is writing her dissertation on climate governance.