Tara Kirk Sell
Tara Kirk Sell has worked on pandemic preparedness and response for over a decade, focusing on public health policy and risk communication. She is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to her career in public health, she was a professional athlete. She was a member of the USA national swim team for 8 years and served as captain for six USA national swim teams. Kirk Sell broke the world record in the 100 breaststroke (Short Course Meters) and earned a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.