Dr. Rebecca Katz is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. She has over two decades of public health research experience that has focused on global health security, public health preparedness and health diplomacy. Since 2007, much of her work has been on the domestic and global implementation of the International Health Regulations. Since 2004, Dr. Katz has been a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to the Biological Weapons Convention, pandemic influenza and disease surveillance. She has written previously on the urban governance of disease, the flow of infectious disease risk into urban areas, and Matthew Boyce, MS, is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. He graduated with distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a BS in Integrative Biology Honors and a research certificate. In 2017, he received an MS degree in Global Health from the Duke Global Health Institute and also earned a Certificate in Sustainable International Development Policy from the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. Since joining the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Mr. Boyce has served as the head research associate for the Center's work on urban pandemic preparedness, written on the urban governance of infectious disease, and advocated improved health security in urban environments.