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Dr. Mark Keim helps experts and everyday people to better understand disasters so that they can protect themselves, their families and their communities.
A prolific author, speaker, consultant and the founder of DisasterDoc™, Mark is one the most widely recognized disaster medical experts in the world.
Throughout his 16-year career with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mark provided life-saving knowledge to thousands of people worldwide. He directed and advised on dozens of natural and manmade disasters and won numerous honors, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Distinguished Service Award for his contributions after 9/11, the 2001 Anthrax letter emergencies and Hurricane Katrina.
Mark values education, both as a student and an instructor. He earned a BS and MD from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from Emory University, Goizueta School of Business. He currently teaches disaster medicine at Harvard Medical School and public health at Emory University. Additionally, Mark has written 46 scientific articles and 22 book chapters and served on The White House Subcommittee for Disaster Reduction and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
HEAR FROM OTHERS THAT KNOW MARK
“I worked with Mark on the development of a Medical/Public Health Course in disasters focusing on earthquake response. Mark outlined the entire course, and was instrumental in bringing in students from across the country. His expertise, leadership, flexibility, and extraordinary communication skills were essential to the success of the course. He was always helpful to me and my colleagues with advice and ideas as well as a willingness to speak to groups to relay his experience and knowledge. Additionally, Mark is just a plain good guy and I count him as a friend, of which he has many”.
– Paul Hogue EMAC Exercise and Training Coordinator at National Emergency Management Association
“I worked with Dr. Mark Keim in planning the Governor’s Conference on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change in California. Dr. Keim provided unusually helpful and insightful input and expertise during the planning process, and then gave an excellent presentation that was entertaining,extremely informative, and very well-suited for the audience. I would be happy to have further opportunities to work with Dr. Keim.”
– Linda Rudolph Center for Climate Change and Health