Over the past two decades, Sean has responded to several emergency outbreaks and pandemic situations including HIV, SARS, West Nile Virus, Monkeypox, H1N1, MERS, Ebola, CCHF, and COVID-19. His experience and integrity provides a competitive edge when businesses, hospitals, and laboratories are seeking guidance which is evidence-based and does not pander to politics, emotion and fear.
Sean Kaufman is the CEO and Founding Partner of Safer Behaviors. Before becoming a CEO in 2011, Sean was a Senior Associate and Director of the Science and Safety Training Program at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He was responsible for training professionals working in BSL3 and BSL4 laboratories around the world.
Prior to working at Emory University, Sean served in the Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sean has over 25 years of infectious disease experience and his professional highlights include authoring a book titled Prepare and Protect: Safer Behaviors in Laboratory and Clinical Settings (2020); ensuring workforce preparedness and containment compliance the clinical treatment of Ebola in the United States; Congressional Testimony at the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee - CDC Anthrax Laboratory Incident; grief coaching sessions for Malaysian Airlines (MH370) Crew Family Members; Founder of the Leadership Institute for Biosafety Professionals; Honor Award from the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the CDC; three Distinguished Service Awards for efforts related to the SARS outbreak, Anthrax Attacks, and September 11th response efforts from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sean earned an MPH at a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at San Diego State University. He is certified in public health and is an IFBA certified professional in biological risk management.
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