California - Los Angeles
"International expert on resilience & preparedness | Program Implementation | Social factors in Disasters"
Job TitleDirector Center for Public Health and Disasters, Deputy Director Center for Healthy Climate Solutions, Professor of Medicine and Public Health
CompanyUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
How Far Are You Willing to Travel?
- Within 50 miles
- Within 100 miles
- Within 250 miles
- Within 500 miles
Private Response & Coordination of Public/Private/Nonprofit- I study, tested, use and teach an evidence-based approach to multi-sectoral, community resilience.
COVID-19-I consult to the energy sector on COVID-19 testing strategies, safety and prevention protocols, worker education, vaccines
Healthcare & Public Health-COVID 19
Other• Wildfires and Mental Health
• Wildfire Smoke---a medical primer, what is known, what is not known, safety recommendations.
• Extreme Heat Events---who is at risk and why, protections beyond cooling centers, an equity focus on the causes and responses.
• COVID-19: Maintaining a Healthy Workforce
• Understanding the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI)
Phases: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery• Applying the Disaster Cycle to Mass Violence Events
Preparedness, Continuity, & Contingency Planning• My programs for household preparedness are the only evidence-based programs cited by the National Academies of Science.
• My CDC-funded team developed a toolkit for finding, modifying and conducting evidence-based preparedness programs in your community.
Resilience• I led the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project (www.laresilience.org) for the Los Angeles Public Health Department.
• I have advised and contracted to the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, CDC, ASPHR, NIST, and National Academies of Sciences.
• I have taught in Japan, China, Europe and Canada about community resilience.
Vulnerable Populations & Diversity•Equity, Health Equity and Disasters
•Seniors, Outdoor Workers, Immigrants, People with Chronic Diseases
SummaryI am the Director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, the Deputy Director for Community Partnerships at the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions and a physician and professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. I pioneered the field of evidence-based programs for community disaster resilience and preparedness and have written over one hundred scientific papers, chapters, and major reports. My lectures are informed by work in Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Preparedness Science Officer from 2012-2016. I am tied into emerging disaster policy and practice through my service on committees and panels for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. I am also a scientist at the RAND Corporation.
I have appeared on ABC News World News Now, CBS News, NBC News, MSNBC, the History Channel, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and I am regularly interviewed for radio and print media including the Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, CNBC, Telemundo, and U.S. News and World Reports.
As the President of Resilience United, I consult on disasters and emergencies including COVID-19 for industries, businesses, government agencies and communities.
LEADERSHIP & EXPERTISE
-Board of Directors Member, North American Alliance of Hazards and Disaster Research Institutes (NAAHDRI)
-Led over 17 million dollars in grants and contracts from DHS, CDC, ASPHR, NIH, NIJ, CalFire, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Breakout Session
- Planning/Meeting Facilitation
- Master of Ceremonies/Moderator
- Remote/Webinar/Live Video
Cancellation PolicyModerate: Full refund up until 14 days prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
Price Range$500 To $3500
Events Last Year 1
|Event Title||Event Date||Location|
|COVID-19 Update||May 26, 2020||Southern California Edison All Company Live Stream|
|COVID-19 Vaccinations||January 29, 2021||Southern California Edison All Company Livestream|
|Wildfire as a Public Health Disaster||January 24, 2020||National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Uniformed Services University|
|COVID-19 Vaccinations||January 22, 2021||Fortis Inc, North American CEO Meeting|
|Second Conference of the International Evaluation of Radicalization Prevention||November 14, 2019||University of Liege, Belgium|
|Disasters in the Time of Global Climate Change and Local Community Resilience||March 18, 2019||National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan|
|Health Impacts of Wildfires in California||February 07, 2019||National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington D.C.|
|Using Implementation Science to Improve Disaster Preparedness||November 06, 2018||Shandong University School of Political Science and Public Administration, Qingdao, China|
|Improving Community Disaster Resilience||November 05, 2019||CERD, Osaka City University, Japan|
|Operationalizing Resilience||November 06, 2020||University of Southern California|
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