Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Technological Collaborative

Cadet Hayes Photo Copy

John “Jack” Hayes, a Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) Cadet, engaged in a Public Health and Office of Emergency Management cooperative student experience from January to March, 2018. This is the first time these two departments engaged in a joint technological collaborative utilizing Geospatial Information Systems (GIS). This initiated phase I, to begin strategizing and effectively address population health and emergency preparedness needs in the Town of Plymouth under the guidance of Dr. Horwitz-Willis (Public Health Director) and Hank Lipe (Office of Emergency Management Director). In addition to this, Cadet Hayes developed healthcare and sheltering databases to be used in future artificial intelligence and machine learning endeavors, improved the Emergency Dispensing Site plan strategy, and assisted with guidance for identifying vulnerable human populations from the public health and emergency preparedness perspectives. Cadet Hayes is an actively engaged resident of Hanover who has been involved in its Town’s Conservation Commission and the Cape Cod Cranberry Grower’s Association. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management with coursework in Public Health. He was named to the MMA’s Dean’s list in 2016, was Cadet of the Month in May 2016, and will be graduating from the MMA in June 2019 and commissioned into the Marines as a 2nd Lieutenant.

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