Laura H. Kahn

Laura Kahn

Dr. Laura H. Kahn is a physician, author, educator, and consultant. She received her M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, her M.P.H. from Columbia University, and her M.P.P. from Princeton University. For ~20 years, she was a research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. In 2006, she published Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases that helped launch the One Health Initiative. In 2014, she received a Presidential Award for Meritorious Service from the American Association of Public Health Physicians, and in 2016, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society awarded her with their highest honor for her work in One Health: the K.F. Meyer-James H. Steele Gold Head Cane Award. She is the author of two books: Who’s in Charge? Leadership During Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises (2020) and One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance (2016). She is currently working on her third book, One Health and coronaviruses.


Confronting zoonoses, linking human and veterinary medicine (2006)

Going viral (2012) 

The next epidemic, brought to you by the US government (2015)

Creating dangerous viruses in the lab is a bad way to guard against future pandemics (2021)

The origins of SARS-CoV-2: still to be determined (2022)

The seven deadly sins of biomedical research (2023)