About the Authors

Ran D. Balicer
Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Ran D. Balicer
Clalit Health Services, Clalit Research Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Christina L. Catlett, Edbert B. Hsu, Melinda J. Morton
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Christina L. Catlett, Edbert B. Hsu
Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Daniel J. Barnett, Natalie L. Semon, Jonathan M. Links
Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Daniel J. Barnett, Natalie L. Semon, Jonathan M. Links
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Daniel J. Barnett, Natalie L. Semon, Jonathan M. Links
Johns Hopkins Public Health Preparedness Programs, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Carol B. Thompson
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Christopher M. Watson
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Christopher M. Watson
Department of Pediatrics, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Howard S. Gwon
Office of Emergency Management, Johns Hopkins Health System, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

rbalicer@netvision.net.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RDB CLC DJB. Performed the experiments: CLC EBH HSG CMW. Analyzed the data: CBT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RDB DJB CBT NLS JML. Wrote the paper: RDB MJM. Editing and reviewing for critical content: CLC DJB CBT EBH MJM NLS CMW HSG JML.