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The following documents and materials are posted as background materials for the July 22nd Audioconference.

National Emergency Management Audioconference: Leveraging and Integration of Institutional Disaster Plan with Day-to-Day Systems and Processes

Faculty Presentations will be posted prior to the Audioconference. FACULTY BIOS

Brent R. Asplin, MD, MPH
Brent R. Asplin is the Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine oat Regions Hospital and Health Partners Research Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Asplin is interested in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services, particularly for vulnerable populations. He is currently studying the problem of emergency department overcrowding, including its implications for access to care and patient safety.

Andrew Garrett, MD
Andrew Garrett is the Director of Planning and Response at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), and an Associate Research Scientist at the Mailman School of Public Health. He also is a coordinator for the disaster response network of the Children's Health Fund, a national network of more than 20 mobile pediatric clinics for underserved patients. Dr. Garrett is board certified in both Pediatrics and Disaster Medicine, and has served as a Supervisory Medical Officer with a Disaster Medical Assistance Team since 2001. Dr. Garrett completed residency training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and subsequently worked as a flight physician for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He then completed a two year fellowship in prehospital care and disaster medicine at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a faculty member in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and an Attending Physician in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He also received a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2006. Dr. Garrett's disaster field work includes a month in Indonesia as a triage physician with Project HOPE and civilian with the U.S. Navy on the hospital ship USNS Mercy. Later that year he was part of the federal response to two other major incidents as the Chief Medical Officer for a DMAT team during deployments to Pensacola, FL for Hurricane Dennis, and the New Orleans Airport for Hurricane Katrina. He has been a part of numerous other federal deployments for disasters and public health emergencies since 2001, and volunteers as a medical director for a fire department, and as a tactical physician with a SWAT team. Recent publications include Children and Megadisasters: Lessons Learned in the New Millennium and Public Health Disaster Research: Surveying the Field, Defining its Future.

Dale Nordenberg, MD
Dale Nordenberg is the former chief information officer for the National Centers for Infectious Disease at the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC HHS), where he was responsible for the creation of the Agency's information technology (IT) strategic plan. In his current role as a managing director in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Industries group, Dale resides in the firm's Atlanta office, and works directly with companies all over the U.S. to develop pandemic disease plans. With 25 years of experience to his credit, Dale has expertise in information technology, population health, health care systems, and clinical pediatrics. Dale is one of 30 national experts serving on the FDA Scientific Review Board, and is a member of the American Medical Association, The American Medical Informatics Association, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories. He serves on the Coventry Health Care of Georgia board of directors, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dale received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School.

William G. Raisch, MBA
William G. Raisch is the Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University. He founded the center with initial funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the world's first academic research center dedicated to private sector emergency preparedness and resilience. His work at InterCEP focuses on the development of actionable strategies and policies in this arena through active engagement of key stakeholders. Directly prior to founding the Center, Mr. Raisch served as the private sector preparedness advisor to the Federal 9-11 Commission and assisted in developing the Commission's recommendations on private sector emergency preparedness. He continues to support the efforts of the 9-11 Public Discourse Project in its ongoing reporting and advocacy activity. Mr. Raisch serves on various international advisory and standards bodies including the ISO (international standards organization), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE). He has provided expert testimony to a diversity of governmental bodies and appears on national media on issues of emergency preparedness and organizational resilience. Mr. Raisch received his B.A. (Government & Economics) and M.B.A. from Cornell University.


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