Staff

The EPREP staff have served as first responders, first receivers, volunteer managers, emergency planners, emergency operations center liaisons, epidemiologists, and researchers who have played other roles in emergency response and public health. We have worked in Massachusetts, across the United States, and internationally preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.

View staff biographies by clicking on their names below:

Paul Biddinger, MD, FACEP: Program Director
Paul Biddinger serves as the Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Biddinger is the Vice Chairman for Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is also the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at MGH and at Partners Healthcare. Dr. Biddinger chairs the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Preparedness and serves as a medical officer for the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) in the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Biddinger is an active researcher in the field of emergency preparedness and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics of preparedness and disaster medicine. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on multiple topics related to emergency medical services and disaster medicine. He completed his undergraduate study in international relations at Princeton University, attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harvard.
Email: pbiddinger@partners.org

Leighton Jones: Senior Program Manager

Foluso Agboola, MD, MPH: Research Fellow
Dr. Foluso Agboola is a research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her background training is in medicine, quality improvement research, and public health. Dr. Agboola has 5 years of experience in emergency preparedness research, and her work has focused on designing and implementing methodologies needed for data analysis on public health emergency preparedness exercises and drills. She is involved in developing and validating assessment tools used to evaluate performance of the public health workforce during simulated public health emergencies.
Email: fagboola@hsph.harvard.edu


Jendy Dunlop, MPH: Project Manager
Jendy Dunlop is the Project Manager at EPREP. She manages the design and implementation of multiple statewide healthcare preparedness initiatives, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management. Ms. Dunlop has five years of experience in hospital and public health all-hazards planning and response and has collaborated with emergency management partners at the local, regional, and state level. Prior to joining EPREP, Ms. Dunlop managed regional preparedness initiatives for a consortium of trauma and acute care hospitals in Central Ohio, and was activated to provide coordination of response during the H1N1 influenza outbreak and other regional incidents. Her work has focused primarily on hospital safety and security, interoperable communications/mass notification, and medical countermeasure management.

Ms. Dunlop holds a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Management and Policy, and is credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP).
Email: jdunlop@hsph.harvard.edu

Brenna Kleiman: Project Assistant