Cody Minks, MPH, MA

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

SSM Health

Interests: medical countermeasures, preparedness and response, biological threat reduction, emerging infectious disease, bioeconomy, synthetic biology, misinformation, vaccines. 

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
 
2019-PRESENT

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPECIALIST

Oversee the emergency preparedness activities for 12 hospitals in Missouri and Illinois. Responsible for policy creation, exercise development, and emergency operations planning.

2014-2018

REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PLANNER

Established collaboration among public health planners across the St. Louis Metropolitan area to address the needs of public health emergency preparedness. Oversaw medical countermeasure planning and response for six counties, and the City of St. Louis, serving a population of approximately 2.1 million. Responsible for planning regional exercises and conducting program evaluations.

2010-2013

GIS ANALYST

Developed and implemented complex GIS applications for system users and operators. Administered GIS server and workstations by installing and troubleshooting system software and administer system access and security. Coordinated with end-users, developers, contractors, and other customers regarding GIS. Responsible for implementing policies and procedures to ensure accuracy of GIS data.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
2016-PRESENT

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR

Serve as adjunct for Principles of Emergency Preparedness and Human Health and the Environment with the School of Health Professions.

2013-2014

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

Designed curriculum for a public health service learning undergraduate course that explored social challenges and promoted contribution to the community, problem solving, and leadership. 

EDUCATION
 
2018-2022

DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Environmental Health & Engineering

Health Security Track 

2016-2018

MASTER OF ARTS

with Distinction

Security Studies

Homeland Defense and Security 

2012-2014
2012-2014

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Veterinary Public Health (One Health)

2008-2011

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

Environmental Science
Environmental Health Concentration

Chemistry Minor

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
 
Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellow - 2019

The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity  Fellowship inspires and connects the next generation of leaders and innovators in the biosecurity community. This highly-competitive, part-time program is an opportunity for talented career professionals to deepen their expertise, expand their network, and build their leadership skills.

SynBioBeta Fellow - 2018

The SynBioBeta fellowship is a conference fellowship sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Fellows attend the annual SynBioBeta conference to discuss biosecurity with stakeholders from throughout the bioeconomy. 

Straub Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement and Leadership - 2018

The Straub Achievement Award is presented to the student in each graduating cohort whose leadership, integrity, vision and intellectual courage best honor the man who demonstrated his commitment to the development of the discipline of homeland security, to public service, and to risk and change as the cornerstones of both.

Alumni Award - 2017

Recognized for excellence in public health practice.

Service Award - 2014

Recognized for engaging the community and being committed to public health service beyond what is expected through coursework requirements.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICE
 

St. Louis Area Regional Response System
Urban Area Security Initiative
Board Member

May 2019 - Present

Mizzou Public Health Alumni Society
President

March 2016-July 2019

St. Louis Area Regional Response System

Urban Area Security Intiative
Healthcare Preparedness Committee Co-Chair

May 2019 - Present

Naval Postgraduate School
Cohort Vice President
September 2016-March 2018

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
 
 
CONTACT ME

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