Attention all Emergency Managers – you don’t want to miss this exclusive podcast chat with one of America’s most respected thought leaders and innovators in the field of disaster management:
On this episode of Disaster Heroes, we talk to Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University.
Disaster Heroes is thrilled to be one of the first to chat with Jeff since the recent announcement of his new role of Director of NCDP effective July 1, 2020!
Jeff’s been the deputy director of NCDP since 2015, and has led projects focused on public health preparedness, integration of the private sector into disaster resilience, and is the principal investigator of the multi-award-winning Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative.
He previously worked as the manager for International and Non-Healthcare Sectors for the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, and was a public health preparedness planner and epidemiologist for the Boston Public Health Commission.
Apart from being a true leader in the industry, he’s also the author of the book ‘Rethinking Readiness – A Brief Guide to Twenty-First Century Megadisasters’.
Rethinking Readiness offers an expert introduction to human-made threats and vulnerabilities, with a focus on opportunities to re-imagine how we approach disaster preparedness.
A must-read for any disaster/emergency/crisis management professional, Jeff identifies and explores the most critical threats facing the world today, detailing the dangers of pandemics, climate change, infrastructure collapse, cyberattacks, and nuclear conflict.
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