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Terry O'Sullivan - CREATE Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Terry O'Sullivan is a postdoctoral researcher at the USC Center for Homeland Security (Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events - CREATE). He received his Ph.D. from the USC School of International Relations, and a masters degree in African Area Studies from UCLA, worked in a public policy research organization in Washington, DC, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer working in public health within the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health.

He has taught courses at USC and Occidental College ranging from political ideology and international relations theory to global infectious disease security and bioterrorism. Included among his current research interests are: general terrorism risks and disaster preparedness policy issues; analysis of threats from naturally occurring catastrophic infectious disease outbreaks such as SARS, HIV/AIDS and influenza - with "globalization" as a major risk variable; biological terrorism; and potential external terrorist attack threats to the civilian airline industry from shoulder-fired missiles and other weapons.

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