Senior Researcher, START
Emily A. Iarocci is a lead investigator and senior researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) within the Unconventional Weapons and Technologies (UWT) program. She serves as a principal investigator on the Integration of International Architecture Analysis project. She has extensive experience in taxonomy/ontology development and implementation for use in standardizing datasets, creating technical interfaces, and enabling interoperability and quantitative analysis, all of which are integral components of the project.
Dr. Iarocci’s prior research largely focused on infectious diseases, particularly pandemic influenza and the bioterrorist agents. Her previous professional experience includes laboratory research at the University of Notre Dame and Tulane University and employment at Georgetown University Medical Center where she was the lead researcher/project manager for a team conducting international infectious disease media surveillance for federal government customers.
- Georgetown University, Ph.D., Global Infectious Diseases, 2013
- Georgetown University, M.S., Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2007
- Tulane University, M.S., Cell & Molecular Biology, 2006
- University of Notre Dame, B.S., Biological Sciences, 2005
- University of Maryland, Senior Researcher, Unconventional Weapons and Technologies, 2013-present
- Georgetown University Medical Center, Bio-surveillance Lead/Sourcing & Analysis Lead, 2007-2013
- Tulane University, Graduate Researcher, 2006
- University of Notre Dame, Graduate Researcher, 2005