Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases – UNMC

The Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, and Emerging Infectious Diseases (CBBEID) focuses on research, planning, training, exercises, and education related to public health and health care emergencies.


The CBBEID conducts traditional academic and community activities in the fields of preparedness and infectious diseases. This Center provides coordination and support for the interdisciplinary activities of research, education (both graduate and continuing education), and all-hazard preparedness planning locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Center for Preparedness Education (PrepEd) is a branch of the CBBEID, and is a joint endeavor between the Creighton University School of Medicine and UNMC. Their mission is to enhance disaster preparedness skills and knowledge in Nebraska through affordable, needs-based training, customized organizational assistance, and comprehensive resources state-wide.

The BBEID’s programs are designed based on input from the people they serve. In order to keep training affordable, they bring programs and services to the people they serve – traveling across the country to conduct in-person programs, and developing web-based education for public health, health care, emergency responders, and businesses.

In addition to a variety of preparedness-related training opportunities, the CBBEID provides aid with disaster planning and disaster preparedness exercises. They also provide resources in the form of a free-standing library devoted exclusively to preparedness-related topics, award winning training videos, and a website that is loaded with resources.

Services Provided

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training
Primary Contact
Center for Preparedness Education
984320 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198